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Transmission Pipeline Primer

Authored by Tom Miesner

This white paper explains how crude oil, refined products, and natural gas transmission pipelines are developed, designed, engineered, constructed, and operated, as well as how they are financed and managed.

The text is of a general nature beginning with the conceptual stage and carrying right through to operations. Individual project specifics may cause them to diverge from the particulars contained in this report. Consequently, care should be taken to ensure the unique nature of each project is considered and adjustments made as needed to allow for the specifics of the individual project.