Compressor Station

map of natural gas pipeline system
This map shows over 3 million miles of installed natural gas pipelines in the united states.

Compressor stations with worker safety additions are built along lengthy natural gas pipelines, these stations compress natural gas to a certain pressure to keep the gas moving along the pipeline.  According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, there are over 3 million miles of natural gas pipelines in the United States. and Compressor stations are situated along these pipelines to keep the gas moving by maintaining the pressure on the system.  Gas from a Natural Gas Wellhead 

Gas from wellheads gets transported and entered into a pipeline system where it travels to distributors who then sell it to gas companies and consumers.   Along the way it flows through compressor stations.  Half of the existing pipelines in the United States were built during the 1950’s and 1960’s.  The rest have been added installations from that time on.