November 2014, Vol. 241, No. 11

Features

UGI Gets Aggressive With Pipeline Replacement Program

In some ways UGI Utilities is fortunate to be so far ahead of the game when it comes to infrastructure replacement. The natural gas distributor, which serves 600,000 customers in 45 eastern and central Pennsylvania counties and one county in Maryland, has about 86% of its 12,000 miles of pipeline already constructed of contemporary materials. Still, that leaves about 1,200 miles of bare steel and 350 miles of cast-iron infrastructure to replace throughout the region’s challenging terrain, often facing brutal weather. “All the cast-iron in our system will be replaced by February 2027, and the bare steel pipe in the UGI system will be replaced by 2041,” said Bo

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