Here's How You Can Find Out if There's a Natural Gas or Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Near You

The interstate Colonial Pipeline, which shut down for 12 days after leaking at least 336,000 gallons of gasoline in Alabama, has sparked interest not only in gas prices but also public transit timetables.


The pipeline leak also made us curious about the invisible network of tubes and chutes that criss-cross the United States.

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The National Pipeline Mapping System shows you the route of pipelines carrying natural gas and even hazardous liquids. Another link allows you to out who operates the pipelines in your area.

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The interface is a bit clumsy; you can see the general areas only one county at a time. But the resolution is good enough to indicate that if you live between Apex and Holly Springs, North Carolina, for example, there’s a lot of swooshing happening under your feet.

Whether you want to know exactly what those hazardous liquids are...how well do you want to sleep?

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