Knowledge is power. Check out the facts below for a broader understanding of the energy needed to fuel the world.
Unlike trains and trucks, liquids pipelines use electricity to power most of their pumps to reduce direct GHG emissions while still efficiently and reliably transporting energy products. Liquids pipeline operators are also helping others reduce their emissions by delivering renewable fuels.1
The U.S. currently produces approximately 10 million metric tons per year of hydrogen, with an energy equivalent of 3.35 Bcf/d of natural gas, which goes primarily into petroleum refining and ammonia production. Current estimates project that the hydrogen market will grow by eight times by 2050 due to demand for low carbon hydrogen fuel.2
Pipelines reduce the burden on our infrastructure. A moderate 20” pipeline running 50 miles through a county can displace 1,650 trucks – lessening congestion, pollution, traffic accidents and highway damage.3
Pipelines are the cleanest and safest way to deliver energy. Liquids pipelines are powered primarily by electric pumps and emit 42% less greenhouse gas emissions than transporting the same amount of energy by rail. A government review found that shipping the same energy by rail increases the risk of oil release by over 800 times and barrels released by 2.6 times.4