Gas transmission pipelines are usually located underground, beneath creeks, rivers, highways, roads, farmland, and parks, and near homes, businesses, schools or other community centers. They are in rights-of-way (ROW) which are property easements acquired by the pipeline company that run contiguously in order to deliver fuel to markets. ROWs can be permanent or temporary acquisitions.
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Pipeline operators are required to mark underground pipeline paths with colored markers. Markers appear in various shapes, sizes and colors and contain information emergency contact information for the company that operates it.
Pipelines exist in all fifty states and include:
(Based on data generated from annual reports to PHMSA from pipeline operators.)
- 182,000 miles of Hazardous Liquid and Carbon Dioxide pipelines;
- 325,000 miles of onshore and offshore Gas Transmission and Gathering Systems pipelines;
- 2,145,000 miles of Gas Distribution mains and services pipelines;
- 129 LNG Facilities connected to our gas transmission and distribution systems; and
- Propane Distribution System pipelines.
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