‘It’s like an orchestra’

By Dave Gragg A wheel ditcher digs a trench more than 5 feet deep as another crew a couple of miles down the line puts 42-foot sections of pipe next to the trench. Behind the pipe-stringing crew, another crew bends the pipe joints so they match the profile of the ground and fits into the […]

Natural gas pipeline construction half finished

By Dave Gragg Finding enough natural gas to make digging a well worth the while isn’t the problem around Tucumcari, said Rick Partain. “Geologists think there’s 30 to 40 years worth of natural gas in the Tucumcari Basin,” he said. “That’s a long time.” The trick is to get the natural gas to market. That’s […]