Natural Gas Pipelines

Fact Sheet July 14, 2016

The abundance of natural gas in the nation has lead to a great deal of attention focused on building and updating infrastrucure. Natural gas pipelines, which transport approximately one-fourth of the energy consumed in the U.S., are an essential part of the nation’s infrastructure. Since 1990, the industry has added more than 292,200 miles of transmission pipelines to serve more than 18 million new customers. With this, there has an increaed focus on pipeline construction and the importance of public acceptance for these types of projects.

AGA and its member companies are very mindful of the impact that construction activities can have on local communities, existing homes and businesses across the nation. Safety is the core value for America’s natural gas utilities and the industry takes a number of steps to help maintain its longstanding record of safely and reliably delivering natural gas to homes and businesses across the nation, and local distribution companies take numerous measures during the construction process to minimize its impact on the public and the environment.

To learn more about pipeline construction process, you can find a comprehensive overview on the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America’s website here.

To access an International Gas Union Study Group report on Public Acceptance of Natural Gas Projects, click here.