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Rita Tubb, Managing Editor

Underground Construction and Pipeline & Gas Journal’s worldwide pipeline survey figures indicate that 118,623 miles of pipelines are planned and under construction. Of these, 88,976 represent projects in the planning and design phase; 29,647 miles reflect pipelines in various stages of construction. Almost 32,000 miles of pipeline are currently being planned for North America.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

The International Pipe Bursting Association (IPBA) has completed new guidelines for the pipe bursting process which will be introduced at the 2012 UCT Show (Underground Construction Technology International Conference & Exposition), Jan. 24-26, in San Antonio, TX.

For more than 12 years, HDD Broker Inc. has been bringing together sellers and buyers of used horizontal directional drilling (HDD) equipment.

Aging water infrastructure will cost U.S. businesses $147 billion over the next decade, a new report from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) found. America’s water and wastewater infrastructure systems are aging and overburdened, with many of them built around the turn of the century.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

TT Technologies will introduce a new pipe bursting model at the 2012 UCT Show (Underground Construction Technology International Conference & Exposition) Jan. 24-26 in San Antonio, TX.

The West Side Interceptor sewer replacement project in Portland, ME, utilized a 60-inch diameter, high performance polypropylene pipe to increase conveyance capacity, replacing a smaller 100-year old vitrified clay line and separating a parallel 10-foot diameter combined sewer, which now solely conveys storm water.

Larry William Libla, age 68, of Fisk, MO, died Nov. 30, 2011 at Barnes Jewish Hospital North in St. Louis, MO.

Bob Ayres, a long-time leader and key participant in the Plastic Pipe Institute for more than 50 years, passed away at the age of 78 on Nov. 24.

Ziff Energy released a report last summer analyzing the pipeline infrastructure costs on 120 new gas pipeline projects in the Marcellus, Eagle Ford, Haynesville, Barnett, Woodford, Fayetteville and Horn River shale gas regions over the past decade.

President Obama recently stated that he will make the decision on whether to approve or deny a presidential permit for the 1,700-mile Keystone XL pipeline proposed by TransCanada, rather than delegating the decision to the State Department.

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