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This industry comprises: (1) establishments primarily engaged in operating gas distribution systems (e.g., mains, meters); (2) establishments known as gas marketers that buy gas from the well and sell it to a distribution system; (3) establishments known as gas brokers or agents that arrange the sale of gas over gas distribution systems operated by others; and (4) establishments primarily engaged in transmitting and distributing gas to final consumers.


NAICS Code 221210 - Natural Gas Distribution is a final level code of the “Utilities” Sector. There are 5,773 companies classified in this industry in the USA with an estimated employment of 88,366 people.

Industry Examples

Common types of examples within NAICS Code 221210 - Natural Gas Distribution are:

  • Blue gas, carbureted, distribution
  • Coke oven gas distribution
  • Distribution of manufactured gas
  • Distribution of natural gas
  • Gas, manufactured, distribution
  • Gas, mixed natural and manufactured, distribution
  • Gas, natural, distribution
  • Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) distribution through mains
  • Manufactured gas distribution
  • Natural gas brokers
  • Natural gas distribution systems
  • Natural gas distribution with transmission
  • Natural gas marketers


For some business types, there may be a similar industry to NAICS Code 221210 - Natural Gas Distribution that is a better classification match. Establishments primarily engaged in:

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