Well to Your Home

Getting natural gas out of the ground and ready for use in homes, schools, shopping centers, industrial parks and even your favorite restaurant is complicated. Starting at the bottom of the page, hover over each number to start your natural gas journey and see how this process works.

#6 City Gate Station

Once the gas reaches the city gate it becomes the responsibility of the Local Distribution Company for the final delivery.

#7 Distribution System

The LDC sells or delivers gas to its residential, commercial, and industrial customers at a very safe and low pressure.

#5 Underground Storage

Storage areas are commonly older exhausted gas production fields located close to the market need. Gas is put into the storage fields in Spring, Summer, and Fall and removed to help meet the peak demand of Winter.

#3 Transmission System

Gas is transported over long distances by the interstate transmission system. The large pipes are 2 to 4 feet in diameter and run at pressures in the 400 to 1200 psig range.

#2 Gas Processing Plant

Raw gas is processed in a cryogenic separation plant where the dirt, water and other hydrocarbons (propane, benzene, pentane, etc.) are removed.

#4 Compressor Station

To maintain the high pressure for transmission from the Gulf to the northeastern region of the county, there are many compressor stations along the route.

#1 Offshore Gas Well

Offshore production is located off of the Gulf Coast. Drilling platforms float on top of the ocean and are anchored to the bottom.

#1 Onshore Gas Well

Onshore production is located in several regions (Gulf, Appalachia, Rockies, West Texas)