Special Report; Pipeline construction plans slow for 2010

Planned pipeline construction to be completed in 2010 fell by more than 24% from the year prior; with fewer miles planned across all pipeline types (natural gas, crude, and products) and most geographic regions.Operators plan to complete installation of 11,575 miles in 2010 alone (Table 1), with natural gas construction's share of the plans (more than 5,900 miles) shrinking to less than 50%, based on reports from the world's pipeline operating companies and data collected by Oil & Gas Journal.Looking forward, to 2010 and beyond, for the second consecutive year less mileage is planned in all pipeline categories than had been the case the year prior, as an uncertain economic recovery an...

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