NAICS 3 Digit Subsector Code 486

Subsector 486

NAICS Subsector Code 486 – Pipeline Transportation

Definition of NAICS 3 Digit Subsector Code 486: Industries in the Pipeline Transportation subsector use transmission pipelines to transport products, such as crude oil, natural gas, refined petroleum products, and slurry. Industries are identified based on the products transported (i.e., pipeline transportation of crude oil, natural gas, refined petroleum products, and other products).

The Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas industry includes the storage of natural gas because the storage is usually done by the pipeline establishment and because a pipeline is inherently a network in which all the nodes are interdependent.

Three Digit Subsector Breakdown for the North American Industry Classification System

NAICS codes are broken down by digit. The broadest description starts with the 2 digit sector codes. The 3 digit subsector codes are more specific, then the 4 digit industry group, 5 digit industry, and the most specific is the 6 digit NAICS code. If NAICS Subsector 486 does not describe the industry of the business in question, then select the largest applicable code below. From there, follow the progression of smaller digits to the larger digits in order to obtain the most specific 6 digit classification.

  • Sector 48-49: Transportation and Warehousing
    • Subsector 486: Pipeline Transportation
      • Industry Group 4861: Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil
        • Industry 48611: Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 486110: Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil
      • Industry Group 4862: Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
        • Industry 48621: Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 486210: Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
      • Industry Group 4869: Other Pipeline Transportation
        • Industry 48691: Pipeline Transportation of Refined Petroleum Products
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 486910: Pipeline Transportation of Refined Petroleum Products
        • Industry 48699: All Other Pipeline Transportation
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 486990: All Other Pipeline Transportation

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NAICS 3 Digit Subsector Code 486