Us Infrastructurerelated Limitations On Energy Production

Another energy issue of significance in the United States is the need for a sufficiently developed infrastructure to support escalating energy demand and to deliver energy to the regions most in need of it. The existing U.S. energy infrastructure consists of a complex web of oil and natural gas pipelines; oil refineries and other facilities that convert natural resources into energy products; gasoline stations and other services for selling energy to the end consumer; electricity marine transmission lines; power plants; rail lines, truck lines, and transportation networks for delivering energy products; and waste disposal systems for removing the by-products of energy production. Often flaws in this unwieldy infrastructure become apparent when portions of its networks fail to deliver energy in a reliable, consistent, and safe manner.

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