Natural Gas Lines

What is a natural gas transmission line?

A natural transmission gas line is a high-pressure line used for the secure transport of natural gas over long distances.

The gas line is made of specialized high-strength steel, designed specifically for transporting high-pressure gas and coated with a protective epoxy. Natural gas flows in the line in a compressed state.

 

The natural gas line: an obvious choice

Once extracted, natural gas is transported through an underground natural gas line. This is the most widely used method for transporting natural gas because it is the safest, most reliable and most cost-effective method.

Not only are gas transmission lines the safest method of energy transportation, they also are by far the most environmentally efficient.

 

Is it the same as an oil pipeline?

  • Contrary to oil pipelines that transport oil, a natural gas line only transports natural gas. 
  • When a break occurs in an oil pipeline, oil spills out onto the ground. In the case of a natural gas line, the gas quickly dissipates in the atmosphere.
Did you know that in the event of a leak there is very low risk of:
  • Soil contamination 
  • Watercourse contamination 
  • Groundwater contamination 
  • Impact on plants and animals 
  • A fire or an explosion 
  • For natural gas to ignite, it must be mixed with ambient air in a precise proportion of 5% to 15% and enter into contact with an ignition source.
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