Midstream oil and gas

Definition - What does Midstream oil and gas mean?

Midstream oil and gas is a major phase of oil and gas industry operations which involves the transportation, storage, and wholesale marketing of the products. Pipelines are used to move the products from production sites to refineries and deliver them to downstream distributors. The midstream segment is different from upstream and downstream segments of oil and gas industry because there is considerably low risk.

Petropedia explains Midstream oil and gas

The activities involved in Midstream segment are usually integrated as part of downstream operations for most of oil and gas industries. After the initial production phase, midstream activities, which also incorporate some downstream activities takes place and are carried forward to the point of sale. A natural gas pipeline networks collect gas from natural gas purification sites and delivers it to downstream customers. Due to the capability to combine the three major phases, i.e., upstream, midstream and downstream activities as a part of overall operations, many oil and gas industries have been considered integrated. As a result, this makes it possible for the end consumers to purchase the goods and avail the services that they are dependent upon.

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