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The U.S. natural gas pipeline network is a highly integrated network that moves natural gas throughout the continental United States. The U.S natural gas pipeline network is an intricate transportation system made up of about 3 million miles of mainline and other pipelines that links natural gas production areas, and storage facilities with consumers.

A typical natural gas pipeline system consists of compressor stations, processing plants, storage, city gates and customers. The compressor stations compress natural gas to allow it to travel through pipelines. Processing plants purify raw natural gas by removing common contaminants such as water, carbon dioxide (CO2) and hydrogen sulfide (H2S).  The city gate is a point or measuring station at which a distributing gas utility receives gas from a natural gas pipeline company or transmission system.

Last Updated: 6/8/2016 1:23:38 PM