Understanding Gas Infrastructure

• PIPELINE SYSTEMS •
— Natural Gas Pipelines
Natural gas pipeline systems consist of three major classes:
Gathering lines: connecting extraction sites to larger transmission pipelines
Transmission lines: large capacity, usually interstate pipelines bringing gas to markets
Distribution lines: smaller systems, most often owned by local distribution companies (LDC)

— Compressor Stations

— Metering Stations
— Pigging Facilities
— Valve Stations
— Remote Monitoring Systems & Emergency Response

• LNG / CNG / STORAGE / SHIPPING •
— Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) Storage
— LNG for Transport
— Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Storage
— CNG for Transport
— Pipeline Injection Facilities

• POWER GENERATION & HEAT •
— Natural Gas Fired Electric Generation
— Natural Gas for Thermal Uses

• EXTRACTION •
— Fracking

• OTHER USES FOR NATURAL GAS•
— Plastics Production