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About Us / Overview

Date Requested: Sep 21 2019 9:04 PM
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Northern Natural Gas is a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway En​ergy based in Omaha, Nebraska and has been in business since 1930. Northern owns and operates the largest interstate natural gas pipeline system in the United States. Northern's pipeline system stretches across 11 states, from the Permian Basin in Texas to Michigan's Upper Peninsula, providing access to five of the major natural gas supply regions in North America.

Northern provides natural gas transportation and storage services to 81 utilities and numerous producers, energy marketing companies and industrial end users. Provides grid transportation between other interstate and intrastate pipelines, and access to major North American gas supply basins in Canada, the Rocky Mountains, the MidContinent and Permian Basins, and major shale gas developments.

Northern's system has two distinct rate areas. T​he Market Area is the portion of Northern's system north of Clifton, Kansas (demarcation point). Northern's Field Area is the portion of Northern's system south of Clifton, Kansas. Northern's pipeline consists of a vast network of transmission facilities that connect to gathering systems in major production basins. We provide cross-haul and grid transportation between other interstate and intrastate pipelines in the Permian, Anadarko, Hugoton and Midwest areas. Northern's pipeline consists of a vast network of transmission facilities that connect to gathering systems in major production basins and Northern connects to virtually all major interstate and intrastate pipelines in the field area.

Northern delivers supply to geographically dispersed markets located every major Mid-Continent basin, as well as the Rocky Mountain and Western Canadian basins. Northern connects to virtually all major interstate and intrastate pipelines in the field area and this gas is ultimately delivered to end-use customers located in Minnesota, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Illinois and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. We provide cross-haul and grid transportation between other interstate and intrastate pipelines in the Permian, Anadarko, Hugoton and Midwest areas. Northern also operates three natural gas storage facilities and two liquefied natural gas peaking units. The capacity in these storage facilities is fully contracted and central to meeting our customers' peak-day system requirements. 

        

Customer Service

Northern has ranked first in customer satisfaction for every year since 2005 in the major organizational group category of the Mastio & Company Customer Satisfaction Survey. Northern is committed to proactively working with our customers on a commercial basis, discussing issues and defining solutions to achieve agreement that make sense for both customers and Northern.

Safety

In 2017, Northern earned the Double Platinum Award of Honor with Distinction from the Greater Omaha Chapter of the National Safety Council in recognition of 28 years of superior safety and health programs and accomplishments. For additional information on our commitment to safety, please see Northern's Safety & Public Awareness website.

Fast Facts

Date Operational
1930
Miles of Pipe 14,794
Compression 53 Compressor stations
Total Deliveries 2018 1.28 Tcf
Market Area Design Capacity 6.3 Bcf/day
Field Area Design Capacity 1.78 Bcf/day
Pipe Size 2 to 36 inches in diameter
Number of Receipt and Delivery Points ​Over 2,150
Number of Shippers 316
Maximum Operating Pressure 50 to 1,600 psig
Underground Storage 75 Bcf (Two Aquifers and One Volumetric Depletion)
LNG Storage ​4 Bcf (Two Cryogenic Facilities)
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