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Pipelining 101: An Overview of the Natural Gas Industry

H. Wayne Harper, PE

Enter the fascinating world of the natural gas industry and discover how the relatively unseen network of transmission pipelines is constructed. Supplying approximately 25 percent of total energy consumed in the United States, natural gas is a vital component of the nation's energy supply. Transmission pipelines are the backbone of the natural gas system which consists of over 304,000 miles of pipe throughout the United States. While in some ways basic construction techniques have changed little since the early days before World War II, dramatic improvements to these techniques have been developed to protect sensitive environmental resources which are traversed, such as wetlands, waterbodies, endangered species, and archaeological features. This course focuses on each phase of construction and provides a concise overview with over forty photos and graphics to enhance understanding.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

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