Table 1-8. U.S. Oil and Gas Pipeline Mileage

Table 1-8. U.S. Oil and Gas Pipeline Mileage

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  1960 1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
Oil pipeline                             
Crude linesa 141,085 149,424 146,275 145,679 129,831 117,812 118,805 115,860 R110,651 R107,246 R103,277 R129,423 R92,610 91,523 87,663
Product lines 49,859 61,443 72,396 80,210 88,562 95,793 89,947 87,968 R85,894 R86,734 R87,073 R92,177 R84,925 88,350 90,985
Total 190,944 210,867 218,671 225,889 218,393 213,605 208,752 203,828 R196,545 R193,980 R190,350 R221,600 R177,535 179,873 178,648
Gas pipelineb                             
Distribution mains 391,400 494,500 594,800 648,200 701,800 753,400 837,300 857,500 883,200 908,300 919,300 936,800 959,500 R957,100 980,800
Transmission pipelinesc 183,700 211,300 252,200 262,600 266,500 271,200 280,100 281,600 284,500 269,600 268,300 263,900 259,300 R251,100 253,900
Field and gathering lines 55,800 61,700 66,300 68,500 83,500 94,300 89,500 86,300 86,200 73,100 70,400 60,400 57,500 R43,000 45,000
Total 630,950 767,520 913,267 979,263 1,051,774 1,118,875 1,206,894 1,225,358 1,253,924 1,251,095 1,257,971 1,261,100 1,276,315 R1,251,200 1,279,700

a Includes trunk and gathering lines.
b Excludes service pipe. Data are not adjusted to common diameter equivalent. Mileage as of the end of each year.
c After 1975, includes 5,000-6,200 miles of underground storage pipe.

KEY: R = revised.&

NOTE: Numbers may not add to totals due to rounding because the source provides exact numbers for totals, but rounded mileage for subtotals.

SOURCES: Oil pipeline: 1960-98: Eno Transportation Foundation, Inc., Transportation in America, 1999 (Washington, DC: 1999), p. 64.
Gas pipeline: 1960-98: American Gas Association, Gas Facts (Arlington, VA: Annual issues), tables 5-1 and 5-3, and similar tables in earlier editions.