The Brush Crew Featured In North American Oil & Gas Pipelines

Posted on January 30, 2013 · Posted in News

To Mow The R.O.W. – Ira Martin

Pipeline construction is continuing to expand oil and gas transportation infrastructure at a rapid pace to keep up with developments in North American shale regions and the Canadian oil sands. Along with these large-scale projects comes the necessity to clear the path for these pipelines, clearing unwanted trees, underbrush, limbs and intruding vegetation from the rights of way for gathering, transmission and distribution lines across the countryside.

Right-of-way (ROW) vegetation clearing is a crucial aspect of line maintenance that enables increased visibility and access to the pipeline. Such clearing may also enhance the integrity of the pipe itself, as noxious growth is kept off the top of the line. When gas or oil lines become “lost” and unkempt, they become a safety concern for the community and for pipeliners.