Optimal hub location in pipeline networks

D. R. Dott, S. C. Wirasinghe, A. Chakma

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This paper discusses optimization strategies and techniques for the location of natural gas marketing hubs in the North American gas pipeline network. A hub is a facility at which inbound and outbound network links meet and freight is redirected towards their destinations. Common examples of hubs used in the gas pipeline industry include gas plants, interconnects and market centers. Characteristics of the gas pipeline industry which are relevant to the optimization of transportation costs using hubs are presented. Proven techniques for solving location-allocation problems are discussed. An outline of the research in process by the authors in the field of optimal gas hub location concludes the paper.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Pipeline Conference, IPC
EditorsM. Yoon, M. Mensik, M. Mohitpour
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1996
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1996 1st International Pipeline Conference, IPC. Part 1 (of 2) - Calgary, Can
Duration: 9 Jun 199613 Jun 1996

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Pipeline Conference, IPC


ConferenceProceedings of the 1996 1st International Pipeline Conference, IPC. Part 1 (of 2)
CityCalgary, Can


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