This statistic represents the lengths of pipeline networks in selected countries in 2013. That year, Russia's natural gas network had a length of almost 163,900 kilometers, making it the country with the second largest natural gas pipeline network.
Natural gas pipelines in the United States
The United States has, by far, the most natural gas pipelines in the world, totaling almost two million kilometers as of 2013. In comparison, Russia had about 163,000 kilometers of natural gas pipelines in the same year. The natural gas pipeline system in the United States is an integrated transmission and distribution grid that is used to transport natural gas around the country (with the exception of Alaska and Hawaii). These pipelines bring natural gas from the production point to where it will be consumed. There are three major types of pipelines used in the United States: Gathering pipelines bring raw natural gas from production wells to transmission pipelines. These pipelines then transport gas from processing facilities to regions across the country. Lastly, distribution pipeline systems provide natural gas to homes and businesses through main lines (large distribution lines) and service lines. Distribution pipelines are found in communities around the country. Main lines and other small service lines account for the majority of the U.S.’s underground pipeline system.
Russia: additional 40 kilometers of oil/gas/water pipelines, additional 1,378 kilometers of liquid petroleum gas pipelines; China: additional 31 kilometers of oil/gas/water pipelines According to the source, the figures were compiled from several surveys.
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CIA. (May 31, 2013). Natural gas pipeline network length in 2013, by major country (in kilometers) [Graph]. In Statista. Retrieved June 30, 2022, from https://www.statista.com/statistics/459552/length-of-natural-gas-pipelines-by-country/
CIA. "Natural gas pipeline network length in 2013, by major country (in kilometers)." Chart. May 31, 2013. Statista. Accessed June 30, 2022. https://www.statista.com/statistics/459552/length-of-natural-gas-pipelines-by-country/
CIA. (2013). Natural gas pipeline network length in 2013, by major country (in kilometers). Statista. Statista Inc.. Accessed: June 30, 2022. https://www.statista.com/statistics/459552/length-of-natural-gas-pipelines-by-country/
CIA. "Natural Gas Pipeline Network Length in 2013, by Major Country (in Kilometers)." Statista, Statista Inc., 31 May 2013, https://www.statista.com/statistics/459552/length-of-natural-gas-pipelines-by-country/
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