How much pressure is used to transport natural gas along pipelines?

Posted6 years, 11 months and 14 days ago


Answered6 years, 11 months and 14 days ago

Answered byJames O'Bryant

When natural gas is first transported through transmission lines it can be passed through at varying pressures depending on the individual pipeline and location. By the time it reaches a household piping system at your local gas company, pressure has been reduced to less than the pressure created by a child blowing bubbles into milk through a straw.

A pipeline company must install compressors along the pipeline to re-pressure the natural gas so it may continue to flow to the end user. Compressor stations are typically installed at intervals of 30 to 70 miles (approximately 48 to 112 kilometers) along the pipeline.