PLH GROUP NEWS
Date: August 19, 2020
PLH Group, comprised of 11 industry-leading companies, provides energy-related services to the electric power line, pipeline, oil field electrical, and industrial markets. The organization’s work is vital to the overall health, safety, quality, and progress of communities throughout North America. We previously explored the significance of its power line division. PLH Group’s pipeline services are equally as essential.
Under city streets, suburban playgrounds, and rural farmland throughout the United States sit complex pipeline systems transporting and delivering energy resources. Pipelines have supported the nation’s energy industry since the late 1800s with the onset of electrically welded steel pipe. The systems have since evolved to reach all corners of the country, as well as meet supply and demand, such as times surrounding the automobile industry boom, overseas wars, installation of progressive energy infrastructure, and — most recently — significant exploration and production advancements.
More than 218,970 miles of liquid pipelines transport crude oil, petroleum products, and natural gas liquids. An additional 2.5 million miles of natural gas pipelines span the country, ultimately providing the energy source for 20% of the nation’s energy consumption. The natural gas transport infrastructure consists of over 300,000 miles of transmission pipelines — which transport resources long distances — as well as 2.2 million miles of natural gas distribution — which safely deliver energy products to homes and businesses. These pipeline systems provide safe, efficient, and economical transportation of energy resources used to transport people, heat homes and businesses, and power farm and industrial equipment.
Over the last two centuries, the integrity, efficiency, and safety of the craft has experienced significant advancements. Pipelines are consistently monitored and continually maintained to ensure functional integrity, health, and safety. According to the American Petroleum Institute (API) and Association of Oil Pipe Liners (AOPL) 2019 Pipeline Safety Excellence Performance Report, 99.999% of products delivered by pipelines reach their destination safely. Incidents impacting people or the environment have decreased 36% over the last 5 years, as barrels delivered increased nearly 35%.
Pipeline expertise delivered by PLH Group companies is essential to the nation’s functionality, well-being, and progress. Thanks to quality pipeline construction, installation, and maintenance services, the nation can meet demands to support its growing energy-related needs.
PLH Group entities specializing in pipeline construction, installation, and maintenance services include Energy Services South, Pipeworx, Snelson Companies, and Southeast Directional Drilling. Learn more about the industry-leading work of PLH Group companies at www.plhgroupinc.com.