June 2014, Vol. 241, No. 6


Underused Strategies To Keep Pipelines Running Strong

Compressor stations are the unsung heroes of the pipeline and gas industry. Given the media hype lately, the public’s focus has been driven primarily to the extraction and refining components of the energy equation with little notice paid to the engines – literally – that transfer products from one end of the country to the other. In the United States alone, there are thousands of miles of pipelines carrying crude oil, natural gas and petroleum products to destinations throughout the nation. Compressor stations act as the human heart attached to arteries in the human body that ensure nutrient-rich oxygenated blood is delivered to the muscles and organs. Simila

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