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    Keytone Pipeline

    Has anyone heard anything on it? People keep telling me all the time that once they approve it I should get on it. How does somebody without a Rig of their own get a job on a pipeline? I live in New york and I'd love to do a little traveling to make some money but not sure where to start. I hear North Dakota is booming for welders too but can't seem to find much info on who's hiring for real welders and not Joe Schmo from the muffler shop.

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    Re: Keytone Pipeline

    It's not all pipeline. It's the associated work that will come available. Storage tanks and revamping the Port Arthur refinery. Massive coker units will be required to break down the bitumen. Also pollution controls. Lots of work.

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    Re: Keytone Pipeline

    That's cool. Sounds like it would be a cool opportunity. Thanks.

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    Re: Keytone Pipeline

    Houston area is the place to be for welders right now.

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    Re: Keytone Pipeline

    Since you don't have your own rig, you could try to get hired as a welders helper, if you are wanting to gain experience in pipeline work.Then see how that goes before spending the money to get rigged out for it.

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    Re: Keytone Pipeline

    Thanks guys.

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    Re: Keytone Pipeline

    I rig weld, and spend a fair amount of time in north Dakota, every tom Dick and Harry it seems showed up looking for work and for awhile a pulse was all that was needed to land a laborers job, however now with the drop b in oil prices there have been some serious lay offs and not just ND but Texas, Colorado, west Virginia, Ohio, and even Alaska has
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    Re: Keytone Pipeline

    Methyl Ethyl ketone?

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    Methyl Ethyl ketone?
    No, her sister.
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    Re: Keytone Pipeline

    Here's a reason that the pipeline may end up not being approved again.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/e...e-xl-pipeline/

    But I think it still needs to be built now, so it will be in place when it is needed in the future. Oil prices won't stay low forever, and it will be needed later.

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    Re: Keytone Pipeline

    Might have to wait for a different president for that pipeline, he seems dead set against it for some reason.

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    Re: Keytone Pipeline

    Quote Originally Posted by TimmyTIG View Post
    Might have to wait for a different president for that pipeline, he seems dead set against it for some reason.
    If he's heard what some of its supporters are saying, he's right to be concerned about it. Spite (aka, keeping the tar sands oil from being sold overseas, specifically to China) is no reason to build a pipeline, especially when we have better sources a lot closer. He might also be concerned about Peak Oil.

    I've also read some articles about it having very shoddy workmanship in some parts, which have drawn comparisons to pipelines in Africa; and questions about who's supposed to pay for the environmental cleanup when one of those sections breaks. It's going to bring another one of those landowner and EPA vs. big oil fights that never seems to turn out well for the landowner.

    Quote Originally Posted by In Utopia View Post
    Houston area is the place to be for welders right now.
    Not so sure about that anymore since the Saudis ramped up production. We're looking at tens of thousands of layoffs, but most of those probably aren't going to be welders.

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