September 12, 2013

George Mitchell – A Tribute to an Industry Visionary

George P. Mitchell (May 21, 1919 – July 26, 2013) The world, and energy industry lost a visionary, advocate, and philanthropist this summer. Perhaps one of the lesser known, but certainly very important natural gas proponents, George P. Mitchell is credited with helping to discover how to extract natural gas […]
August 28, 2013

Pipeline Safety First, Second and Third

Safe Environment, Employees and Community Safety must come first, and second, and third, said Jeroen van de Veer, former Royal Dutch Shell CEO at the KPMB Global Energy Conference in Houston last May. Safety is a critical role for energy companies and not just because they are being watched closely. […]
August 12, 2013

Natural Gas Storage and Infrastructure

Reliability of Natural Gas Transportation System As we as a nation begin to shift more towards natural gas, and as coal plants and aging nuclear plants are closed, the reliability of the natural gas infrastructure will be put to the test. Some industry observers even suggest the current system won’t […]
July 7, 2013

Pipeline Safety and Integrity: The Pipe Pig

At Snelson, you’ll frequently hear us talking and writing about safety and integrity being a core value and we mean it. It might sound like nice words on a web page displayed with our awards, but let’s dig deeper into the topic if you’ll pardon the pun. The Pipe Pig […]
June 18, 2013

The Advantages of Natural Gas

Why Natural Gas? Natural gas is a critical source of energy because it is a cleaner, extremely abundant, fuel source. America’s abundant supply translates to a significantly reduced dependency on foreign oil and OPEC. Natural gas supplies more than “one-half of the energy consumed by residential and commercial customers, and […]
April 8, 2013

Snelson’s Paradise to Falcon Pipeline Project

Watch our Video! The Goal In the summer of 2011, Snelson mobilized to Pinedale, Wyoming. The job? 15 miles of 30″ pipeline between the Paradise and Falcon compressor stations. The Challenges The project faced many challenges over the 3.5 month duration. 85 percent of the project was on Federal Bureau […]
March 11, 2013

Snelson Video – Placing Pipe Uphill!

Working on flat, level ground is great, but it’s not always an option. Here one of the Snelson teams is getting ready to place the pipe in the trench going up a hill. In this case it was welded up and placed in trench in one piece. If you look […]
February 1, 2013

Snelson Video – Dozer pulling Trencher!

What does it take to put in a pipeline in challenging terrain? Large pipelines require big iron to get the job done. Check out this video of a big Cat Dozer pulling a Trencher up a steep hillside! The seasoned professionals at Snelson do the job right, time after time.
September 28, 2012

The Natural Gas Revolution

The Natural Gas Revolution Natural gas is a vital part of the energy mix we rely on in our day to day lives. For over 60 years, Snelson Companies has continued to be a leader in bringing these energy resources to businesses and homes around the country. From transmission pipeline […]
July 16, 2012

Natural Gas Distribution

Gas Distribution You might be thinking of the more than 100,000 gas stations across the US, however, we’re not talking about the gas (or gasoline) you put in your car. Instead we’re talking about Natural Gas, a key energy component in so many parts of our lives. Like oil, natural […]