Pipeline 101

Pipeline 101

Pipeline 101

Pipelines are a safe and efficient means of transporting petroleum products, according to National Transportation Safety Board statistics. Each day, in the U.S. alone, over 200,000 miles of pipelines transport over 700 million gallons of petroleum products.

At Tesoro Logistics, we operate transmission pipelines, which transport energy products across the country to and from refineries and storage facilities. Pumping stations are located along transmission and gathering pipeline routes and help push energy products through the line.

Onshore gathering lines are pipelines that transport petroleum products from a current production operation facility to a transmission line or main. Production operations are piping and equipment used in production and preparation for transportation or delivery of product.