Astonishing Facts About Pipelines
Wednesday, October 03, 2018
Texans For Natural Gas | October 3, 2018
If oil and natural gas are the lifeblood of the Texas economy, pipelines are the critical veins and arteries that keep the Lone Star State's economy pumping.
1. There are 440,000 miles of pipeline in Texas
That's enough to wrap around the whole world 17 times!
2. There are over 2.7 million miles of pipeline in the United States.
That's equal to over 9.8 million Empire State Buildings stacked on top of each other.
3. There are 511,899 jobs supported by pipelines nationwide
That's about the same as the population of the entire state of Wyoming.
4. American pipelines have a 99.999% safety rating.
That's pretty dang safe.
5. 16.2 billion barrels of oil travel via pipeline each year.
That's equal to 1.9 TRILLION Whataburger drinks...