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In my understanding, if you say, "a gas station," it means a station where people fill gasoline into their cars in the United States.

In Japan, people use city gas (usually natural gas) for cooking stoves. How do you say a station that supplies city gas to each house? Is it also a gas station?

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SnappyHow do you say a station that supplies city gas to each house?

All our natural gas lines in the U.S. are underground. We get natural gas through pipes underground. We don't go and get it somewhere. I can't even imagine what you are talking about. Do the Japanese go to some sort of store or supermarket to buy canisters of natural gas for cooking? That's sounds dangerous if it's even possible.

CJ

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In the UK, we call vehicle fuel petrol and diesel, which we buy at petrol stations.

In the home, natural gas for cooking and heating is piped from other European countries to storage facilities in various parts of the country.

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CalifJim
SnappyHow do you say a station that supplies city gas to each house?

All our natural gas lines in the U.S. are underground. We get natural gas through pipes underground. We don't go and get it somewhere. I can't even imagine what you are talking about. Do the Japanese go to some sort of store or supermarket to buy canisters of natural gas for cooking? That's sounds dangerous if it's even possible.

CJ

A city gas company has a plant where natural gas is supplied to each house through their trunklines. What I want to ask is how you call the plant. Do you call it a gas plant?

SnappyDo you call it a gas plant?

Yes.

You might want to take a look at this article to see if this is the kind of thing you are referring to.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural-gas_processing

[ By the way, I want to ask what you call the plant. ]

CJ

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CalifJim
SnappyDo you call it a gas plant?

Yes.

You might want to take a look at this article to see if this is the kind of thing you are referring to.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural-gas_processing

[ By the way, I want to ask what you call the plant. ]

CJ

Thank you! There is no corresponding term in Japanese. We may sometimes call it "Gasu seisan shisetsu" in Japanese, which means "gas-producing facilities" (lit. translation)

SnappyA city gas company has a plant where natural gas is supplied to each house through their trunklines. What I want to ask is how you call the plant. Do you call it a gas plant?

I think I would, or a "natural gas plant" though I have never knowingly seen one. We have a whole lot of flat, open land here, so they naturally put such facilities far away from people. The actual refinery for the natural gas would be right at the wellhead, and there aren't any I know of on the east coast of the US.

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