Pipelines Supply Raw Materials for Many Consumer Goods

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That may be a new container of cosmetics, a bottle of water or prescription medication you just put in your shopping cart, but those consumer items and more started off as a raw material delivered by one of our nation’s pipelines.

Along with new natural gas and crude oil production coming from our current national energy boom are the raw energy materials ethane, butane and propane used to make plastics, nylons, and rubber. Pipelines deliver these raw materials to manufacturers who eventually make the everyday products you need and want. Finished consumer products you see in the store that got their start as a raw material in a pipeline include: plastic bottles and containers, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, nylon clothes and carpet, rubber tires, paints, adhesives, pipes and more.