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Dan Murphy, outgoing president of the Pipe Line Contractors Association and president of Precision Pipeline LLC, welcomed 628 delegates to the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch in Scottsdale, AZ. This represented a significant attendance increase over the 2012 convention.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Government departments across the nation continue to address failing culverts that pose serious risks to state and interstate highways and city streets.

The 58th annual Appalachian Underground Corrosion Short Course (AUCSC 2013) will take place May 21-23 at West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV.

On Jan. 22, Governor Dave Heineman of Nebraska approved a revised route of the Keystone XL pipeline through the state of Nebraska. In a letter to President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Gov. Heineman said that the new route avoided sensitive lands and aquifers.

On Jan. 3, a natural gas explosion leveled a house in Oklahoma City where about 14 people were evacuated from the area after the explosion; however no one was seriously injured or killed. Several surrounding houses were severely damaged and one home was a total loss.

In 2010, two pipeliners, Cody Martin and Joseph Wade, founders of Cadillac Coating Company, Blasting Heating Coating (C3 BHC), had a vision of a safer, more effective and environmentally sound way to sand blast pipe welds.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is reviewing a draft of a proposed Standard Specification for Horizontal Directional Drilling which would ensure quality trenchless installations of underground pipelines and conduits.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

In a part of the country where rocky soils make underground construction difficult, Maine contractor Enterprise Trenchless Technologies, Inc. (ETTI) has built a solid reputation for successfully completing challenging horizontal directional drilling installations, many beneath bodies of water.

I’ve been asked by many people if the main section of the Keystone XL Pipeline, from Canada to Oklahoma, will be built now that a revised route has been approved both by the state of Nebraska and TransCanada. The new route reportedly will avoid the most ecologically sensitive regions of Nebraska.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

HammerHead Trenchless Equipment has introduced a new cured-in-place pipe sewer lateral lining system for installing CIPP liners.

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