Pipeline growth points to shale boom

More oil is flowing through the U.S. network of pipelines as it expands to accommodate a flood of crude coming out of U.S. wells today. Some 192,400 miles of pipelines ferried crude oil, refined petroleum products and natural gas liquids across the country in 2013, marking a 9.3 percent increase in overall mileage from 2008, according to a new report from the Association of Oil Pipe Lines and the American Petroleum Institute. And last year nearly 15 billion barrels of crude oil and petroleum products traveled through U.S. transmission pipelines