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Infographic: How Do Natural Gas Pipelines Work?

by Oliver Munday Focus the Nation

February 28, 2013
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It's Energy month at GOOD, so we've teamed up with Portland, Oregon's Focus the Nation, an organization that's empowering youth to make smart environmental choices in their communities. This infographic is part of a series exploring our use of energy resources.

Although the gathering line systems for natural gas are similar to crude oil's, the crude oil pipeline's reach and mileage in the United States pales in comparison to our natural gas pipeline system, which has more than 350,000 miles of natural gas lines. This does not include the more than two million miles of distribution lines and service pipelines, which run through thousands of cities and towns. While natural gas can sometimes substitute for crude oil, the pipelines can't reach markets globally. Click on the infographic to learn more about how natural gas is sourced and brought to consumers.

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Infographic: How Do Natural Gas Pipelines Work?