Who Operates the Nation's Pipelines?
network of oil and natural gas pipelines that serve the U.S. is
not a single entity.
Some large oil companies like Shell, BP and ExxonMobil operate
pipeline systems that serve large regions of the country or move
petroleum from one region to another.
larger group of pipeline systems are owned and operated by companies
who are only pipeline operators and who are not involved in other
aspects of the oil industry.
There are also those companies, like a power plant or a chemical
plant, who may operate a small pipeline system to bring fuel to
the plant or to move feedstocks from one plant to another.
Natural gas pipelines run the gamut from large, regional companies
to small, municipal gas systems and everything in between.
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