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6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th


Science, Social Studies, Physics, Geography, Engineering

Resource Types

  • Interactive Media
  • Data

Regional Focus

North America, United States, USA - Northeast, New Jersey



Natural Gas Energy Infrastructure and Resources Interactive Map

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  • This interactive map from the United States Energy Information Administration features all of the locations of natural gas infrastructure and resources in the United States.
  • The data includes power plants, oil and gas refineries, pipelines, natural gas transport and storage locations, oil and gas wells and platforms, and the locations of fossil resources.
Teaching Tips


  • The legend and information presented are simple to understand.
  • The natural gas power plants provide a link to view data specific to each location in the Electricity Data Browser.

Additional Prerequisites

  • The map can be overwhelming if all the layers are viewed at once, so students can toggle items off using the legend on the right.
  • There are two different base maps (road map and satellite) that can be changed by clicking on the bottom right corner of the map.
  • Students can capture images using the icon on the bottom left.


Scientist Notes
This resource is an interactive map that includes all components of the United States natural gas infrastructure system. This resource is easy to use and the interactive legend is easily understood. This resource is recommended for teaching.

This resource addresses the listed standards. To fully meet standards, search for more related resources.

  • Science
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • HS-ESS3-2. Evaluate competing design solutions for developing, managing, and utilizing energy and mineral resources based on cost-benefit ratios.
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