Pipeline maintenance services

Projected growth in North American natural gas supplies and market growth in the U.S. and Canada will require billions of dollars of additional investment in pipeline, storage and other midstream infrastructure through 2030, according to a new study released by the INGAA Foundation Inc.

According to FERC, the Kinder Morgan’s Rockies Express Pipeline is the largest currently under construction. Members of the Commission have unofficially dubbed it “The King of Pipelines.”

Traci Read, Senior Editor

Canadian pipeliners enjoyed boom times in 2008 and are facing a once-in-a-generation opportunity to build essential pipeline infrastructure.

Insituform Technologies Inc. plans to acquire The Bayou Companies and Corrpro Companies Inc. for a combined $216 million, which the company plans to finance with debt and through a public offering.

One of the very first “Keystone Pipeline Vice President’s Awards” was presented to Pat Michels, president of Michels Corporation, for his company’s safety leadership and performance on the Keystone Pipeline Project.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

The American Pipeline Contractors Association (APCA) closed 2008 stronger than ever, although the worldwide recession began to be felt at the end of the year, says Sean Sullivan, whose one-year term as association president will end next month.

Palomar Gas Transmission LLC, a joint venture of TransCanada Corp. and Northwest Natural Gas Co. have filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a certificate to build and operate a natural gas transmission pipeline in Oregon.

The Pipe Line Contractors Association (PLCA) experienced a "phenomenal" year in 2008, said association President Robert Johnston (pictured).

Members of the Michels family and their employees at Michels Pipeline Construction are celebrating 50 years in the construction business.

The Pipe Line Development Company (PLIDCO), a leading designer and builder of standard and custom engineered products for pipeline repair and maintenance, recently promoted Bud Zanders to engineering manager and Reinhard Bauer to quality manager.

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