Learn about the PG&E natural gas system
Discover the basics of our system by the numbers
The PG&E natural gas system spans central and northern California. Our service area stretches from Eureka in the North to Bakersfield in the South and from the Pacific Ocean in the west to the Sierra Nevada in the east.
Natural gas is a key energy source for customers in California. In most major cities in the United States, natural gas is the clean fuel of choice for heating and cooking.
We’ve made it our responsibility to deliver safe, reliable and affordable natural gas.
The following figures* provide details about our system:
- More than 70,000. The total square miles of our service area.
- 42,000. The length in miles of our gas distribution pipelines.
- 6,700. The length in miles of our gas transmission pipelines.
- 15 million. The number of people to whom we provide gas and electric energy.
- 1 out of 20. The number of Americans to whom we serve gas and electric energy.
- 15. The number of times our natural gas system can run from California to Boston, based on total miles.
- 970 billion. The amount of natural gas in cubic feet that we provide per year. This amount equates to roughly 2.6 billion cubic feet per day.
- 833. The number of vehicles in our fleet fueled by natural gas; 272 are dedicated natural gas vehicles.
- 27 percent. The segment that natural gas comprises in our power mix.
Learn more about our natural gas system and use our interactive map to find pipelines near you.
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