Economic uncertainty trims plans for pipeline construction

Warren R. True Pipeline/Gas Processing Editor Tight markets for refined products west of the Rocky Mountains and around El Paso are responsible for a flurry of petroleum product pipeline work under way in 1998 and 1999. Here, Four Four Construction, Farmington, N.M., lowers in a 17-mile, 10-in. segment near Mack, Colo., as part of an expansion of Tulsa-based Williams's NGL system in the Rocky Mountains. Start-up of the 412-mile loop expansion this summer will bring the system to 125,000 b/d from 75,000 b/d. In Texas last year, Longhorn Pipeline Co., Houston, converted an idle crude oil pipeline and extended it from the Permian basin to El Paso. Photograph by ...

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