Platts, a leading global energy, petrochemicals, metals and agriculture information provider, has enhanced its cartographic portfolio with the release of the 2014 North American Natural Gas System Map - a complete view of the U.S. and Canadian natural gas industry, from extraction point to export terminal.
In addition to its geographical features, the map -- used around the world for more than 20 years -- illustrates existing infrastructure information from Platts' historical geospatial database and planned projects data as provided by Bentek Energy*.
Existing and planned pipelines display diameter, ownership and operational status. Natural gas-fueled power plants of 25 megawatts or greater are sized by capacity, symbolized by operational status (existing or planned), labeled by name and color-coded by power-generation method.
Within the map a variety of inset graphics depict U.S. natural gas shale plays, storage fields, key urban areas and the refinery-rich U.S. Gulf of Mexico, as well as key industry features such as the following:
• Pricing hubs;
• Supply basins;
• Compressor stations;
• Import and export points;
• Storage facilities colored by operational status;
• Major local distribution-company service territories;
• Liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals symbolized by operational status.
This map measures 42" x 68" and is available in both print and digital formats, or as a bundle of the two. The glossy version is suitable for framing and/or display, and the laminated version can be marked upon to facilitate analysis and planning. An enhanced CD-ROM encapsulates the wall map's content in a portable format. Click here for full product specifications and purchasing options.
Platts offers more than 50 maps and maps products, in addition to a wide variety of Geographic Information System (GIS) data.
*Bentek Energy is an analytics and forecasting unit of Platts, acquired in 2011.
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