What are Pipelines?

Pipelines run throughout the country, but what exactly are they used for? Pipelines are used to transmit gas or liquid across a long distance, to a market area or business corporation. Within the liquid pipelines, “there are crude oil lines, refined product lines, highly volatile liquids (HVL) lines, and carbon dioxide lines (CO2)” (PIPELINE). The pipelines are placed where crude oil is found deep in the ground, but are mostly found in oil-producing states like Texas and California. 

Another area of liquid pipelines includes refined petroleum products, such as gasoline, jet fuel, diesel fuel and home heating oil. These pipelines are relatively smaller, and found in every state across the United States.

Gas pipelines run differently and can be directly transmitted to someone’s home. The United States natural gas pipeline network “is a highly integrated transmission and distribution grid that can transport natural gas to and from nearly any location in the lower 48 states” (PIPELINE). 

Within each Ohio county, there are at least two gas and liquid pipelines in the area. Pipelines are important for our economy, and to safely and efficiently transport gas and liquid. 

Works Cited 

PIPELINE 101. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.pipeline101.org/How-Do-Pipelines-Work

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