NEPA Pipeline Builder Rockford/Primoris Clipped $355K for Back Pay

Rockford Corporation, a subsidiary of Primoris Services Corporation, entered into a consent judgment with the U.S. Dept. of Labor to pay $354,933 in back wages and “damages” to employees over the practice of failing to pay overtime. Those affected include equipment operators, welders, and helpers. Rockford is one of the pipeline construction companies Williams uses to build gathering pipes in Susquehanna County, PA. Rockford works in other geographies too, not just the Marcellus. The investigation into Rockford began with their Marcellus pipeline activities in northeastern PA, then spread nationwide.
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Primoris Lands Another Pipeline Contract for $53M in PA Marcellus

Primoris Services Corporation, a pipeline building company based in Dallas, TX, has built a number of gathering pipelines in the Marcellus region. We’ve been covering some of the projects Primoris has been involved with since 2013 (see our Primoris stories here). Their announcements don’t name the customer. The amounts are typically in $10-$90 million range. Sometimes it’s easy to figure out who they are doing the work for. Sometimes not. This morning Primoris issued a press release to trumpet the fact they’ve just landed another project to build 27 miles of gathering pipelines in the PA Marcellus–for $53 million. This release is pretty thin. We don’t have good speculation on what part of PA (although in the recent past it’s been in the northeastern part of the state). We reached out to Primoris for more details and got this back: “I’m sorry, but we don’t share that information.” Here’s the piddly bit of information they do share, from the press release…
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Primoris Scores $10M Pipeline Contract in Susquehanna County, PA

Primoris Services Corporation, a pipeline building company based in Dallas, TX, announced today they’ve landed a contract to build 6.8 miles of 16” diameter natural gas pipeline in Susquehanna County, PA. They’ll pick up a tidy $10 million for their efforts. Although Primoris doesn’t name the “midstream customer” in the announcement, it’s almost certainly Williams. While there are several smaller players in Susquehanna County when it comes to midstream and pipelines, Williams is pretty much the dominant force in that area and the only midstreamer we’re aware of that’s building anything right now…
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Primoris to Install Pipeline in NEPA

Primoris Services Corporation, a pipeline building company based in Dallas, TX, announced yesterday they’ve landed two small contracts in the Marcellus Shale with “major midstream operators.” One project is for 2.5 miles of 24-inch pipeline and the other for 1.1 miles of 12-inch pipeline and 2.3 miles of 24-inch pipeline–both projects in northeast Pennsylvania. In addition, Primoris landed a contract to install 88.6 miles of 36-inch crude oil pipeline in the Texas Eagle Ford Shale play…
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Primoris Wins Another Round of Pipeline Work in PA/WV Marcellus

A very short and light-on-specifics press release from Primoris Services Corporation says the pipeline building company, based in Dallas, TX, has just secured $80 million worth of contracts to build pipelines for “three major midstream operators” in the PA and WV Marcellus region. You may recall MDN also told you about several Primoris Marcellus Shale projects in June 2013 (see Rockford/Primoris Lands $92M in Marcellus Pipeline Contracts). Here’s the announcement of the latest round of work won by Primoris:
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Rockford/Primoris Lands $92M in Marcellus Pipeline Contracts

Pipeliner company Rockford Corporation, a subsidiary of Primoris Services Corporation, announced last week they’ve landed five projects in the PA and WV Marcellus Shale to construct new pipelines–some of them wet gas, some dry gas–work totaling $91.9 million.

The Primoris press release details the specs for each project, including where they will be built:
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Mammoth Energy Wanders into Non-Shale Work in Puerto Rico

Oilfield services company (OFS) Mammoth Energy Services, headquartered in Oklahoma City, OK, operates in both the Utica Shale and Permian Basin. Last time we checked in on the company was over a year ago. At that time MDN reported that Mammoth, a relatively new company formed in 2014, had bought itself a pair of sand mines (see OFS Mammoth Energy Buys Second Sand Co. to Keep on Frackin’). But something happened last year that escaped our notice. Mammoth is not only in the OFS line of work, they also do electrical transmission and distribution (“T&D”) work. Following last year’s disaster when Hurricane Maria devastated the Puerto Rico, Mammoth was hired to help rebuild the electric utility infrastructure on the island. The way we were alerted to Mammoth’s extracurricular activity in Puerto Rico was in spotting a Seeking Alpha investor article. The article (below) takes the approach that Mammoth’s stock value is overinflated by 50% due to the contract they have in Puerto Rico. The author says, rightly, that Mammoth is mainly an OFS company. He thinks when the Puerto Rico work is done, the underlying “weak” OFS customer base won’t be enough to keep Mammoth profitable. We don’t necessarily agree with his views about the company (although it wouldn’t hurt our feelings if Mammoth shed its T&D business). The author is an investor and is “short” on Mammoth, meaning he owns securities that bet on the price of Mammoth’s stock going down. The reason we bring you the following article is because it contains a lot of information about Mammoth–a still small but rapidly growing, and increasingly important, OFS company operating in our region…
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Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Fri, Feb 10, 2017

The “best of the rest” – stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading. In today’s lineup: Kasich’s severance tax hike a longshot; Lebanon, PA group plans to disrupt Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline construction; what happens to natgas royalties from PA state game lands; protesters fight Addison natgas pipeline; Virginia bill exempts some fracking chemicals from records requests; Georgia pipeline expansion; flowing Marcellus gas to Texas; biggest coal plant in the U.S. closing due to natgas; House Bill would completely defund EPA; and more!
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Dominion Signs Contract with Builder for Atlantic Coast Pipeline

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In August MDN reported that Dominion’s $5 billion, 594-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline–a natural gas pipeline that will stretch from West Virginia through Virginia and into North Carolina–had received the very good news that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) finally released timing for when they will approve the project (see Atlantic Coast Pipeline Makes Progress, FERC Timing Announced). FERC set June 30, 2017 as the date by which the agency will issue their final environmental impact statement for the project. Yesterday Dominion announced another major milestone for the project–the naming of Spring Ridge Constructors as the entity that will actually build the pipeline. Spring Ridge is a consortium of five major natural gas pipeline companies…
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