SPECIAL REPORT: 2007 construction lags 2006, but more projects lie ahead

Planned pipeline construction to be completed in 2007 slipped nearly 13% from the previous year, driven by the 2006 completion of large crude pipelines. Plans for 2007 construction of both natural gas and products pipelines expanded, however, despite the year-on-year decline in the total number of miles set for completion.Operators plan to complete installation of more than 10,000 miles in 2007 alone (Table 1), with natural gas construction making up 71% (nearly 7,200 miles) of the plans, based on reports from the world’s pipeline operating companies and data collected by Oil & Gas Journal. Click here to enlarge imageLooking forward, to 2007 and beyond, greater mileage is plann...

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