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Gulf often finds itself involved with the world's largest pipeline projects, and in 1990, Gulf began work on the (then) largest pipeline project in the U.S.-the PGT-PG&E natural gas pipeline reaching 830 miles from the U.S.-Canada border in Idaho to southern California. This large diameter gas transportation system (42-inch and 36-inch) requires 12 compressor stations, with a combined output of more than 350,000 horsepower, to move 755 million cubic feet of gas per day to West coast markets. The expansion project looped the existing pipeline system, built in the 1960s, and increased the capacity of the 12 original stations with a combination of replacing aged units and installing new units. The route of the pipeline encountered 25 major rivers that were crossed by directional drilling, and hundreds of road and other crossings, including 10 railroads and 23 major highways.