Welspun urges Keystone XL pipeline approval

Feb 07, 2012 | 12:12 PM | Michael Cowden

Tags  Welspun, pipe, tube, TransCanada, pipeline, Joel Johnson, Mike Cowden

HOUSTON — Welspun Corp. Ltd. would like to see the Obama administration approve TransCanada Corp.’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline—and fast, a company executive said.

The Mumbai, India-based company, with a large-diameter line pipe mill in Little Rock, Ark., has more than 600 miles of pipe on mill property "sitting and waiting and ready to go," Joel Johnson, Houston-based Welspun Global Trade LLC’s senior vice president of sales and marketing for the Americas, said.

Welspun has already produced the bulk of the pipe it agreed to make for the Keystone XL, he said, noting that the lack of large-diameter line pipe work underscores the importance of the company’s planned electric-resistance welded (ERW) mill (see related story).....

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