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.
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.