RRC Open Meeting

The Railroad Commission of Texas has scheduled an open meeting (conference) for today, Wednesday, April 24th at 9:30 a.m.
To view the webcast visit http://www.adminmonitor.com/tx/rcc/open_meeting.

Texas Pipeline System Mileage

*A T-4 is a permit to operate a pipeline.

** A master metered system is a pipeline system, other than one designated as a local distribution system, for distributing natural gas within but not limited to a definable area, such as a mobile home park, housing project, or apartment complex, where the operator purchases metered gas from an outside source for resale through a gas distribution pipeline system.

***Increase from PHMSA Gathering Line Rule: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/11/15/2021-24240/pipeline-safety-safety-of-gas-gathering-pipelines-extension-of-reporting-requirements-regulation-of

Pipeline System Mileage
# Type of Pipeline 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 Jurisdiction T-4*
1 natural gas distribution 107,745 107,978 108,748 110,778 113,065 intrastate no
1a service lines 48,122 52,300 52,587 56,023 53,731 intrastate no
2 natural gas master meter** 406 394 585 585 577 intrastate no
3 LP-Gas distribution 186 188 185 226 232 intrastate no
4 natural gas transmission & storage 33,613 35,737 35,226 36,234 36,851 intrastate yes
5 natural gas gathering 4,707 6,849 6,589 6,448 46,022*** intrastate yes
6 hazardous liquids transmission & storage 38,757 43,297 43,000 43,418 45,799 intrastate yes
7 hazardous liquids gathering 1,947 1,807 1,551 1,689 1,602 intrastate yes
8 total regulated intrastate miles (sum of 1 through 7) 235,483 248,550 248,471 255,401 297,879    
9 intrastate production and gathering lines leaving lease 181,687 178,763 184,413 182,346 142,043 intrastate yes

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total intrastate pipeline miles in Texas
(regulated and non-regulated) (sum of 8 and 9)
417,170 427,513 432,884 437,747 439,922    
11 interstate natural gas transmission pipeline 18,262 17,121 16,906 16,947 17,013 interstate courtesy
12 interstate hazardous liquids transmission pipeline 34,305 35,164 33,781 33,870 32,722 interstate courtesy
13 total regulated interstate miles
(sum of 11 and 12)
52,567 52,285 50,687 50,817 49,735    
14 total regulated miles (intrastate and interstate)
(sum of 8 and 13)
288,050 300,835 299,158 306,218 347,614    
15 total pipeline miles in Texas (interstate and intrastate, regulated and non-regulated)
(sum of 10 and 13)

469,737

479,798

483,571

488,564
489,657    

 



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