(April 22) Workers building the 191-mile Equality pipeline from Hulett, Wyoming to Guernsey have now strung more than 130 miles of the crude oil pipeline being built by Bridger Pipeline LLC. That represents more than two-thirds of the total amount of steel pipeline to be strung. Three crews are working on the line simultaneously. When complete, the 20-inch line will be able to carry 200,000 barrels of crude oil a day.
“Even though this is a difficult time for the oil industry, we think this represents a great opportunity to beef up the pipeline infrastructure here in Wyoming,” said Tad True, vice president of Bridger Pipeline. “This is a cyclical industry and we still are incredibly positive about the need for this expansion.”
Workers are taking special precautions to protect themselves from COVID-19 and the coronavirus. Those precautions include additional personal protective equipment, social distancing, and other CDC-recommended precautions.
Work began on the Equality pipeline in November 2019. Work is expected to be complete later this year.