5 Longest Pipelines in the US


In this article we are going to read about the 5 longest pipelines in the US, published by Insider Monkey recently. Are you interested in the pipelines? Great! We are here to present you with an interesting article about this issue. Although without a shadow of a doubt, pipelines are inevitable, many activists protest against them, saying they have very harmful impact on the environment. As a matter of fact, pipelines are kind of invisible infrastructure encompassing continents and countries, carrying gas and oil to the consumer countries. Unbelievable fact, but 2.6 million miles of pipelines create a net below the surface of the United States.

As a matter of fact, there are different rules and laws regarding to build pipelines state by state. For instance, in Texas you have to check a box, saying you are a common carrier and that’s all. Naturally, it will result some problems, as if a builder wants to establish interstate pipelines, they have to fulfill different requirements. Unlike oil, carrying of natural gas can’t be shipped in ordinary vehicles and pipelines, so Congress passed a natural gas act in 1938. Since then, the Federal Government has made further regulations, so if a gas company wants to build pipelines they have to apply for permissions from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

So what are the longest pipelines in the United States? Well, keep up reading and you will get to know two of them from Insider Monkey’s list soon. At first, Overland Pass Pipeline stands on the fifth spot. Its cumulative length is 1,035 miles. Originally it was started in 2006, and had further extensions in 201, 2012, and 2013. It’s designed to carry at least 245,000 barrels of natural gas liquids, every each of day, crossing three states and 26 countries. It was formed and built by ONEOK and Williams. Appalachia to Texas Express Pipeline stands on the third spot on the compilation. Its cumulative length is 1,205 miles. It was established by Enterprise Products, and crosses ten states. Would you like to read more about the longest pipelines in the US ? If so, click and jump to continue!