The Greater Dickson Gas Authority serves Dickson, Houston,
Stewart and the southern portion of Cheatham County in middle Tennessee
utilizing some 709 miles of main line - ranging in size from 1/2 inch to 12
inches diameter pipe size. This distribution network of predominately 4 inch
piping provides gas service over an area of approximately 131 square miles to
16,102 active services as of February 2009.
Our natural gas comes from oil and gas fields that are located in Louisiana
and the Gulf of Mexico. Gas is transported transcontinentally through high
pressure lines (650-800 psi) from the Gulf coastal area to the
northeastern sections of our country. We tap into this high
pressure line (Tennessee Gas Pipeline) at four different city gate stations
located within our system.
Hwy 47 in Dickson, Tn. (tap primarily serves the
City of Dickson and areas around the city).
Buddy Road in Burns, Tn. (tap primarily serves
White Bluff, Burns, and Charlotte areas)
Hwy 70 in Kingston Springs, Tn. (tap primarily
serves the Kingston Springs/Pegram areas)
East Piney Road in Dickson, Tn. (tap primarily
serves the 12" high pressure line from Dickson to Cumberland City, Tn.)
It is then distributed and regulated by the "Authority" through 40 regulator
stations at pressures ranging from 20 psig to 450 psig., so as to
provide adequate gas supply and pressure demands to those customers that we
serve. Our natural gas has an average content of 1,040 Btu per cubic foot. Our
distribution pressures range from 25 pounds to 400 pounds per square inch.