Pipelines are an essential part of Minnesota infrastructure we all depend on for affordable energy supplies.
- Natural gas accounts for 25 percent of the energy used in Minnesota – yet the state does not produce any itself.
- Pipelines are critical for safely importing affordable natural gas needed to meet Minnesotans’ heating and energy demands.
- There are more than 30,000 miles of natural gas distribution pipelines in Minnesota.
- Approximately 30 percent of all U.S. crude oil imports flow through Minnesota, making pipelines in the state vital to our nation’s oil supply.
- Home to two petroleum refineries, Minnesota depends on pipelines to deliver crude oil to its refineries and refined products to consumers across the state and country.
- Pipelines deliver energy safely and efficiently to households and businesses, even in some of the most remote areas of the state.