Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Natural gas pipelines in Arizona

Where are the large diameter natural gas pipelines in Arizona?

That was a question we got last night from someone apparently concerned over the gas line rupture and explosion in California.

The map at right is Figure 3 in AZGS Circular #30, "Arizona Has Salt." Interstate pipelines, with diameters of 30-inches are shown by the heavy dark lines, include the two northern El Paso and Transwestern lines through Kingman and Flagstaff and the two southern El Paso lines . The thinner lines are intrastate pipelines. The two crossover lines may be 30 inch also.

The Arizona Corporation Commission Pipeline Safety Division regulates interstate pipelines in Arizona.

[updated 9-15-10, 9:29am with the pipeline ownership]

5 comments:

  1. Anonymous2:22 PM

    Is there a higher resolution map available? I'd like to know exactly where these pipelines are, i.e. near what roads, addresses, etc.

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  2. There are some GIS shapefiles with more detail on them but our staff has not had time to convert them into publicly viewable maps.

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  3. It is good that the Arizona Corporation Commission Pipeline Safety Division regulates interstate pipelines in Arizona. Great information!

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  4. Anonymous3:31 PM

    What is the nearest supply of natural gas to the proposed potash mines near the Petrified Forest National Park?

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  5. The city gate at Holbrook is about 20 miles west.

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