Natural gas is move across the United States by way of pipelines. The pipelines extends from the gas fields to the various states in the U.S.. Locally the pipes that carries the gas is much smaller than the ones that carries it across country.
It is very costly to build pipelines. The “cost is nearly one million dollars per mile to build large transmission pipelines.”
The natural gas companies are concerned about their safety record. Also committees from the Senate and the House of Representative came up with recommendations for the passage of the Pipeline Safety Act. “Natural gas companies cooperated in writing this safety law because the industry wanted to insure the continuation of its fine record for safety.”