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The petroleum industry is usually divided into three major components: upstream, midstream and
downstream. The midstream sector involves the transportation (by pipeline, rail, barge, oil tanker or
truck), storage, and wholesale marketing of crude or refined petroleum products. Pipelines and other
transport systems can be used to move crude oil from production sites to refineries and deliver the
various refined products to downstream distributors.[1][2][3] Natural gas pipeline networks aggregate gas
from natural gas purification plants and deliver it to downstream customers, such as local utilities.
The midstream operations are often taken to include some elements of the upstream and downstream
sectors. For example, the midstream sector may include natural gas processing plants which purify the
raw natural gas as well as removing and producing elemental sulfur and natural gas liquids (NGL) as
finished end-products.

Service providers involved in the midstream sector

Barge companies
Railroad companies
Trucking and hauling companies
Pipeline transport companies
Logistics and technology companies
Transloading companies
Terminal developers and operators

See also
Coal bed methane

Natural-gas processing

Downstream (petroleum



Petroleum extraction

Extraction of petroleum

Oil production plant

Gas field

Oil refinery


Oil well


Upstream (petroleum industry)

Natural Gas
Natural gas condensate



Midstream - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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1. ^ Petroleum industry (http://www.trencome.com/petroleumindustry.htm)
2. ^ Upstream, midstream & downstream (http://wpccanada.com/yc/industry-info/about-the-industry/upstreammidstream-downstream.html)
3. ^ Industry Overview (http://www.psac.ca/business/industry-overview/) from the website of the Petroleum
Services Association of Canada (PSAC)

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