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Transmission Lines

AMERICAN high-frequency-welded steel pipe, available in sizes ranging from 10 3/4 inches to 24 inches in diameter, is used for transmission lines in the oil and gas industries. Natural gas and crude oil are transported through vast pipeline networks throughout the United States. Natural gas and crude oil are commonly found in the same areas and transported through vast pipeline networks throughout the United States. More than 95 percent of natural gas used in the U.S. moves from its source to the end user by pipeline. And almost 70 percent of petroleum transport is by pipeline. The petroleum pipeline network for all of Europe is only a tenth of the size of that in the U.S.

Natural gas is collected in gathering lines and conveyed to processing plants where impurities are removed. About 160 natural gas pipeline companies in the United States operate more than 300,000 miles of pipeline. This includes some 180,000 miles of interstate pipelines carrying natural gas from producing regions to consuming regions. (See www.naturalgas.org). Roughly 1,200 natural gas distribution companies own more than 1.2 million miles of distribution pipe that deliver natural gas to homes and businesses. In a similar vein, the United States also has 30,000 to 40,000 miles of pipelines that gather crude oil in the primary oil productions areas – Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Wyoming. The oil is collected from onshore and offshore wells and transported from the gathering lines to a trunk line system that includes approximately 55,000 miles of piping connected with processing facilities in regional markets.

AMERICAN high-frequency-welded steel pipe, available in sizes ranging from 12 3/4 inches to 24 inches in diameter, has a long record in the oil and gas industries. AMERICAN was the first manufacturer to offer steel pipe in 100-foot lengths, the first to use dual-probe ultrasonic testing procedures and the first domestic ERW mill to supply HIC (hydrogen-induced cracking) resistant steel.

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Distribution Lines

AMERICAN’s high-frequency-welded steel pipe is manufactured in sizes ranging from 10 3/4 inches to 24 inches in diameter. It is used in the nation’s massive distribution line network that delivers natural gas to residential and business consumers.

The network of natural gas distribution pipelines in the United States is extensive. Consider, for example, that there are approximately 300,000 miles of gathering and transmission pipelines that convey natural gas from onshore and offshore sources to areas where it is processed to remove impurities. But there are 1.9 million miles of distribution pipelines that transport natural gas from treatment plants to residential and business consumers.

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Offshore Gathering Systems

AMERICAN provides high-frequency-welded steel pipe in sizes ranging from 10 3/4 inches to 24 inches in diameter for use in offshore gathering lines. From these gathering systems, natural gas and crude oil are collected and transported through an extensive network of pipelines.

Natural gas and crude oil are commonly found in the same areas, and many of those areas are offshore. From offshore sources – the Gulf of Mexico, for example – oil and natural gas are collected and transported through an extensive network of pipelines. The process begins with gathering lines, which collect oil and natural gas at the source.

Gathering lines convey natural gas to transmission lines, which in turn carry it to treatment plants that remove impurities from the gas. From there, natural gas is delivered to residences and businesses through a network of piping almost 2 million miles in length. On the petroleum side, the United States has 30,000 to 40,000 miles of gathering pipelines that collect crude oil from onshore and offshore wells. The oil is transported from the gathering lines to a trunk-line system that includes approximately 55,000 miles of piping connected with processing facilities in regional markets.

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