SOURCE: Industrial Info Resources
SUGAR LAND, TX--(Marketwire - Sep 19, 2012) - Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- The U.S. boasts a growing total of 305,000 miles of natural gas pipelines. This is on top of an additional estimated 90,000 miles of crude oil pipelines, to say nothing of natural gas liquids or refined products pipelines. These pipelines are serviced by more than 2,000 pump and compressor stations, each of which can contain anywhere from one to more than 10 individual compressors or pumps. These pumps and compressors are powered by one of three types of drives: electric motors (EM), natural gas-fired internal combustion engines (IC), or natural gas combustion turbines (CT).
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