Energy to You
knows where their local gas station is, your home may be warmed
by heating oil or natural gas and many homes use natural gas for
cooking. But did you know that those products – gasoline,
home heating oil, and natural gas – travel long distances
from refineries and natural gas plants to communities all over the
nation through underground pipelines?
pipelines are one of the unsung heroes among the many utilities
– water, sewer, telephone lines, oil pipelines and natural
gas pipelines – tucked under our streets, through neighborhoods
and communities, and stretched across farms, forests, and deserts.
These same pipelines provide fuel to generate electricity and fertilizers
to increase crop production. Pipelines also collect crude oil from
many rural, and some not so rural, areas and deliver that crude
oil to refineries and chemical plants to create all the products
that come from petroleum and petrochemicals.
For an overview of the nation's petroleum pipelines, view: (Windows