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January 2, 2017

Endless Possibilities

As seen in Pipeline & Gas Journal, PLH Group offers a diversified range of pipeline construction, horizontal directional drilling, right-of-way restoration and related pipeline services.
January 2, 2017

Staying Safe in a Confined Space

Snelson Companies, Inc. and its sister companies at PLH Group encounter many types of confined spaces, and must address the individual safety aspects of each. All of these spaces pose certain risks, which is why conditions need to be constantly monitored, as they can change at any moment.
September 28, 2015

Pipeline Boring For Safe Transportation of Natural Gas

In May 2013, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) released a report on Recommended Practices for Pipeline Boring, highlighting best practices for safe and effective pipeline boring, also called horizontal directional drilling (HDD).
August 31, 2015

Railways Testing Switch From Diesel To Natural Gas

In what may be termed an historic shift, the railways are testing locomotive engines redesigned to run on a combination of diesel fuel and liquefied natural gas (LNG) have developed natural gas-powered prototypes, scheduled for testing this year.
May 25, 2015

The Bright Future Of Natural Gas Power Plants

Use of natural gas to fuel power plants is on the rise and expected to continue its growth. Most importantly, due to the growing need to meet demand in real time with little or no storage, improving the coordination and communication between the natural gas market and the electricity market is critical.
March 31, 2015

Advantages of Natural Gas Pipeline

Natural Gas Advantages Natural gas is widely available and burns cleaner than coal. It’s no wonder we get 25 percent of our electricity from natural gas, and that percentage is growing. In addition is the positive impact of natural gas on the economy and environment. It’s a marked benefit that […]
March 31, 2015

How the Clean Power Plan Affects Natural Gas

In June 2014, the EPA announced a new plan for cleaner energy designed to cut carbon pollution. These EPA standards and limits are a groundbreaking development, as there have never been national limits on carbon pollution created by plants. Existing power plants need to meet reduced emission rates in order […]
January 19, 2015

How to Secure Jobs in the Booming Natural Gas Industry

By 2035, natural gas will surpass coal as the largest source of U.S. electricity generation, according to a forecast by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Natural gas production continues to rise and is projected to grow by 56 percent from 2012 to 2014.
November 17, 2014

The Northeast Invests in Greater Access to Natural Gas

Six New England governors announced a cooperative initiative in January 2014 to expand the capacity of natural gas pipelines in the region, as well as to develop access to renewable power sources like electrical transmission lines. As a result, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Maine and Rhode Island will collaborate […]
October 23, 2014

Energy Transportations

Energy must be transported. It’s unavoidable as long as the consumers of energy don’t live at the energy source. There are different forms of energy. Electricity is commonly transported via high voltage transmission lines, while oil and gas are typically transported via pipeline, but also by rail or tanker trucks.