How Gas Gets to You
Natural gas deposits are found deep in the earth.
When a gas deposit is located, a well is drilled to bring the gas up. The gas
is then pumped to a processing plant. Natural gas travels from the processing
plant through large underground pipelines
A distinctive smell is added to the gas so you know if it is leaking.
A chemical odorant that can smell like rotten eggs (mercaptan) is added to gas
so people will know when there is a gas leak
Gas comes to you in underground pipes.
One million miles of underground pipelines deliver natural gas to you and 160
million other customers in the United States. The delivery lines can cost as
much as one million dollars per mile to build.
Natural gas is extracted from deep wells and delivered to homes and businesses
through underground pipes.
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