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About Us / Overview

Date Requested: May 24 2024 3:04 PM

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Northern Natural Gas, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy, is based in Omaha, Nebraska, and operates the largest interstate natural gas pipeline system in the United States, extending from the Permian Basin in Texas to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Northern provides transportation and storage services to numerous utilities and end-use customers in the Upper Midwest. Northern provides cross-haul and grid transportation between other interstate and intrastate pipelines in the Permian, Mid-Continent and Midwest areas. Northern also operates three underground natural gas storage facilities and two liquefied natural gas peaking units. These storage facilities are fully contracted and are central to meeting Northern's customers' peak-day system requirements.

Northern accesses supply from every major Mid-Continent basin, as well as the Permian, Rocky Mountain and Western Canadian basins. This supply is ultimately delivered to end-use customers in Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Illinois and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Customer Service​

Northern is committed to delivering excellent customer service and the BHE Pipeline Group has ranked first in customer satisfaction in the major organizational group category of the Mastio & Company Customer Satisfaction Survey since 2005. Northern's operations and commercial teams are committed to being permanent partners with customers, creating mutually beneficial relationships and balanced outcomes.​


No​rthern was a recipient of the Nebraska’s Safest Company with Distinction 2023 award in recognition of its superior safety and health programs and accomplishments. Northern has been recognized as a Safest Company for 34​ consecutive years. For additional information on our commitment to safety, please see Northern's Safety & Public Awareness website.

Fast Facts

Date Operational
Miles of Pipe 14,2​00
Compression 55 Compressor stations
Total Deliveries 2023​ 1.33 Tcf
Market Area Design Capacity 6.3 Bcf/day
Field Area Design Capacity 1.7 Bcf/day
Pipe Size 2 to 36 inches in diameter
Number of Receipt and Delivery Points ​2,400
Number of Shippers ​300
Maximum Operating Pressure 50 to 1,600 psig
Underground Storage 75.1 Bcf (One Aquifer and Two Depleted Oil/Gas Fields​)
LNG Storage ​4 Bcf (Two Cryogenic Facilities)