The Pipeline & Storage segment of National Fuel Gas Company specializes in the interstate transportation and storage of natural gas. For more than 100 years, we've been successfully serving local utilities, pipelines, marketers and electricity generators.
The locations of our facilities provide customers with diverse market access, granting the flexibility to meet growing Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, Northeast and Canadian demand. Located within the crossroads of the interstate pipeline network serving the Northeast, our two interstate natural gas companies, National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation (Supply) and Empire Pipeline, Inc. (Empire), own and operate nearly 2,800 miles of pipeline facilities, located in New York and Pennsylvania.
Supply’s approximately 2,500-mile FERC-regulated interstate natural gas pipeline system extends from southwestern Pennsylvania to the New York-Canadian gateway at Niagara, eastward to the Ellisburg-Leidy Hub, and westward to the Appalachian Basin. In addition, Supply provides storage services through 28 wholly-owned underground natural gas storage fields, as well as three jointly owned underground storage fields.
Empire Pipeline is a FERC-regulated interstate pipeline system that generally transports natural gas from various receipt points in southern New York and at the Pennsylvania border to various local distribution companies, end-users and other interstate pipelines in Western and Central New York and Canada.
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WHAT WE DO
National Fuel utilizes its natural gas pipeline and storage facilities in Pennsylvania and New York to transport and store natural gas for customers in all segments of the natural gas industry. National Fuel has more than a century’s worth of experience building, operating and maintaining natural gas facilities and is committed to safely constructing pipeline systems with minimal environmental and community impacts. Supply and Empire own and operate nearly 2,800 miles of interstate natural gas pipelines and more than 130 compressor units at numerous stations in New York and Pennsylvania.
In 1916, National Fuel developed the first underground natural gas storage facility in the U.S. in a depleted production field in Western New York. Today, National Fuel operates 31 underground natural gas storage fields and more than 1,200 storage wells. The underground fields are depleted producing reservoirs, which means they are formations that have already been tapped of recoverable natural gas, leaving an underground formation capable of storing natural gas. On the coldest days, up to 70 percent of natural gas consumed by utility customers comes from storage. These storage services allow National Fuel to keep the gas flowing to meet utility customer demand throughout the winter heating season.
National Fuel has been in business since 1902. Thousands of National Fuel customers, investors, employees, retirees and their families live, work in Western New York and Western Pennsylvania. Our infrastructure is tied to the cities, towns and villages, where we do business. We are committed to the health and vitality of the New York and Pennsylvania communities where we operate.
As a locally headquartered, integrated energy company, our subsidiaries own and operate thousands of miles of pipeline and related infrastructure, consistently applying the highest ethical and safety standards. We continue to employ environmental best practices in our operations and to take a long-term approach to making business decisions.
National Fuel infrastructure projects offer local communities both short-and long-term economic benefits, such as jobs, local capital investment, increased tax base, as well as corporate giving and community volunteering.