May 2016, Vol. 243, No. 5


St. Louis Gets an Upgrade: Laclede Replaces 235 Miles of Pipelines

Like many utilities operating in urban areas, The Laclede Group is faced with aging infrastructure. The company is tackling this challenge head on by undertaking a major upgrade to natural gas distribution systems operated by its three subsidiaries: Laclede Gas in St. Louis, Missouri Gas Energy in Kansas City and Alagasco in Alabama. The Laclede Group spent nearly $300 million for capital projects in its 2015 fiscal year, of which about $135 million went to pipeline replacement projects for all three utilities. During that time, Laclede Gas replaced 81 miles of pipe in the St. Louis area, 73 miles in the Kansas City area, and 81 miles in Alabama. The company expects to upgrade a similar am

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