The coronavirus pandemic has forced us all to take a take a step back and look at the impacts on the oil and gas pipeline industry, related to the economy, energy prices and the potential long-term effects of government-mandated stay-at-home orders and more. With energy infrastructure being deemed an “essential business,” the oil and gas pipeline integrity market is facing some unique challenges.
To discuss those challenges, Pipeline Takeaways Podcast host Brad Kramer is joined by Mark Bridgers, principal at Continuum Capital, and John Fluharty, consultant for Mears Group and a longtime industry veteran who has worked in the pipeline integrity sector for the past 40 years.
Fluharty discusses how pipeline integrity work is being impacted in the short-term by the novel coronavirus pandemic and the potential long-term implications of project delays and market downturn.
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