Natural Gas Pipelines
Natural gas pipelines transport natural gas from gas wells to processing plants, and finally to the distribution systems that connect Canadian homes. Unlike refined crude oil products, natural gas is delivered directly to homes and businesses.
Gas turbines – similar to the engines of jet airliners, but burning natural gas as fuel – spin the centrifugal pumps that compress natural gas in major transmission lines. Compressed up to 100 times the pressure of the atmosphere, the gas moves up to 40 kilometres per hour.