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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpipelinepipe‧line /ˈpaɪp-laɪn/ ●○○ noun [countable]  1 TEa line of connecting pipes, often under the ground, used for sending gas, oil etc over long distances2 be in the pipeline
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pipelineTransportation by pipeline and handling are simple, and local storage is not required.The blast wave from the explosion ruptures storage tanks and gas pipelines and overturns and ignites vehicles.Gas and oil pipelines have staunched many creeks and rivers, swamping prime pastures and crop lands.But even with the superstores, the retail pipeline typically maintains at least 70 days of inventory, analysts say.There is no sense in doing this, however, unless there is an order in the pipeline.Number one, I have seen the vehicles in the pipeline, and I really like what I see.Reserves are large enough to support transboundary pipeline development, but huge investment would be required, potentially many billions of dollars.The East-West pipeline is nearly half welded and laid.