How Does a Virtual Pipeline Work?
Natural gas virtual pipelines connect customers with a sustainable source and supply of natural gas. Natural gas is delivered "over the road" - trucked in using compressed natural gas storage trailers and tractors.
Natural gas is procured, compressed, loaded into storage trailers, trucked over the road, decompressed and connected to a customer's pipeline to supply natural gas.
Storage trailers defuel as gas is fed into the customer's gas lines. Once a trailer runs low on fuel, it is replaced with a full trailer. This trailer swap is accomplished without interruption to the gas supply. Depending on how much gas is required, trailers defuel and rotate creating a systematic and reliable gas supply solution for the customer.
What are the Benefits of a Virtual Pipeline?
Virtual pipeline solutions open up many new options and opportunities for customers.
Virtual pipelines can be established and deployed quickly as compared to construction traditional pipelines.
Virtual pipelines are cost effective as compared to digging traditional pipelines over long distances.
Virtual pipelines can be "moved" providing customers with options to take their pipeline investments with them if they were to move locations.
Virtual Pipelines empower remote and off-grid operations giving customers flexibility on plant location and real-estate investments.