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Old 09-18-2010, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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Does anyone happen to know exactly where the natural gas lines run in northern Virginia? I saw one map that showed a line going through Loudoun (I think) but since it was a general map of the U.S. it was hard to tell exactly where in the county the pipe is, or even exactly what county it runs through.
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Old 09-18-2010, 05:42 PM
 
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Wouldn't they run through every part of NoVA considering just about everyone has natural gas furnaces and water heaters nowadays?
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Old 09-18-2010, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Brambleton, VA
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Here you go...

National Pipeline Mapping System

There is a note that for security reasons, very detailed information is not available in the public viewer.
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Old 09-18-2010, 06:03 PM
 
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I saw that link, but the map's not coming up when I select the county. Can you tell me what it shows and tell me (to your best guess) what communities it goes through?
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Old 09-18-2010, 06:45 PM
 
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I don't understand what you're asking. I have gas in my house in Fairfax County that comes from somewhere. It has to go through a pipeline as it doesn't just magically come into the house through the air like radio waves. How could gas pipelines not run everywhere? If you've got natural gas in your house and a propane truck doesn't bring it, you're near a pipeline.
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Old 09-18-2010, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Brambleton, VA
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I saw that link, but the map's not coming up when I select the county. Can you tell me what it shows and tell me (to your best guess) what communities it goes through?
I saved the map (to zoom in better, I cut some of western and southern Loudoun off - assuming that you were mainly interested in eastern/northern/central Loudoun). If you have a specific zip code in mind, I can look that up and really zoom in, but this should give you a pretty good idea.

Loudoun Pipeline map
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Old 09-18-2010, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Brambleton, VA
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I don't understand what you're asking. I have gas in my house in Fairfax County that comes from somewhere. It has to go through a pipeline as it doesn't just magically come into the house through the air like radio waves. How could gas pipelines not run everywhere? If you've got natural gas in your house and a propane truck doesn't bring it, you're near a pipeline.
I believe normie is asking about transport pipelines, whereas you are talking about residential distribution.
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Old 09-18-2010, 07:14 PM
 
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Thanks cdmurphy, you're the best!
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Old 09-18-2010, 07:19 PM
 
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Here you go...

National Pipeline Mapping System

There is a note that for security reasons, very detailed information is not available in the public viewer.
Now that's pretty silly. I'm gonna go out on a limb and say these were put in several decades ago and there are plenty of documents out in the public domain that say where they are. Would probably take about 10 minutes of internet search to find out. Why would or should they be any more "secret" than electric transmission lines, the Alaska pipeline, or nuclear power plants?
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Old 09-18-2010, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Brambleton, VA
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Now that's pretty silly. I'm gonna go out on a limb and say these were put in several decades ago and there are plenty of documents out in the public domain that say where they are. Would probably take about 10 minutes of internet search to find out. Why would or should they be any more "secret" than electric transmission lines, the Alaska pipeline, or nuclear power plants?
I don't know, but you can take it up with PHMSA.
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Please note that the Public Viewer limits the scale of pipeline maps, in accordance with PHMSA's security policy. When you are zoomed in closer than a 1:24,000 scale (approximately 0.2 miles on the scale bar), you will notice that the pipelines have disappeared from the map. In order to see the pipelines, you must either zoom out or set the scale to 1:24,000 or a greater number.
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