When you turn on your gas stove or furnace, do you ever think about how the gas got there? When you turn on the hot water, do you wonder how the water heater works? If you’re like most of us, you don’t worry about how the gas got to your appliances; you simply take it for granted that it’s there when you need it. But how, exactly, did it get there?
The accompanying infographic, How Does Natural Gas Get Safely to you House?, provides a brief description of its journey from underground wells through pipelines to your home’s gas meter and then to your gas appliances. The main principle of the natural gas delivery system is the flow of gas from higher to lower pressure.