Table 1-10: U.S. Oil and Gas Pipeline Mileage

Table 1-10: 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 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 (R) 2007 (R) 2008 2009
Oil pipeline, totala U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U 154,877 149,619 139,901 142,200 131,348 140,861 147,235 146,822 148,622
Crude lines U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U 52,386 52,854 50,149 50,749 46,234 47,617 46,658 50,214 50,214
Product lines U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U 85,214 80,551 75,565 76,258 71,310 81,103 85,666 84,914 84,914
Gas pipelineb, total 630,900 767,500 913,300 979,300 1,051,800 1,110,785 1,270,374 1,217,451 1,216,081 1,277,069 1,335,530 1,331,676 1,314,663 1,331,775 1,372,644 1,364,336 1,377,320 1,413,555 1,462,579 1,432,144 1,484,813 (R) 1,484,374 (R) 1,503,791 1,523,411 1,532,713 1,539,911
Distribution mains 391,400 494,500 594,800 648,200 701,800 784,852 945,964 890,876 891,984 951,750 1,002,669 1,003,798 992,860 1,002,942 1,040,765 1,035,946 1,050,802 1,101,485 1,136,479 1,107,559 1,156,863 (R) 1,160,312 (R) 1,182,906 1,202,515 1,208,986 1,217,967
Transmission pipelines 183,700 211,300 252,200 262,600 266,500 290,464 291,990 293,862 291,468 293,263 301,545 296,947 292,186 294,370 302,714 296,114 298,957 290,456 303,541 301,827 303,216 300,663 300,458 301,185 303,401 301,896
Gathering linesc 55,800 61,700 66,300 68,500 83,500 35,469 32,420 32,713 32,629 32,056 31,316 30,931 29,617 34,463 29,165 32,276 27,561 21,614 22,559 22,758 24,734 23,399 (R) 20,427 19,711 20,326 20,048

KEY: R = revised.

a Beginning in 2001, data include information for Federal Energy Regulatory Comission-regulated oil pipeline companies only. For years 2001 and after, total miles of pipeline include both trunk and Gathering lines, whereas the individual components, namely, crude and product lines, include the mileages of trunk lines only. Thus, details do not add to the total for this period.

b Excludes service pipeline. Data are not adjusted to common diameter equivalent. Mileage as of the end of each year.

c Before 1985, data include field line mileage.

NOTES

Oil pipeline data from the Eno Transportation Foundation's Transportation in America has been discontinued.

Mileage data reported in Gas Facts, prior to 1985, is taken from the American Gas Association's member survey, the Uniform Statistical Report, supplemented with estimates for companies that did not participate.

SOURCES

Oil pipeline:

2001-09: PennWell Corporation, Oil and Gas Journal: Transportation Special Report (Houston, TX), pp. 76 and 120, and similar tables in earlier editions.

Gas pipeline:

1960-75: American Gas Association, Gas Facts, 1979 (Arlington, VA: 1980), table 44. 1980: Ibid., Gas Facts (Washington, DC: Annual Issue), tables 5-1 and 5-3.

1985-2009:U.S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Office of Pipeline Safety, Natural Gas Transmission, Gas Distribution, and Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Annual Mileage, available at http://ops.dot.gov/stats.htm as of Dec. 2, 2010.