Welcome to the inaugural Pipeline Takeaways Podcast, brought to you by North American Oil & Gas Pipelines. While most people throughout North America are adjusting to social distancing and a work-from-home lifestyle during the COVID-19 pandemic, your host, managing editor Brad Kramer, is here to help you navigate the impacts of the pandemic on the economy and the pipeline industry.
To kick off the first episode of the Pipeline Takeaways Podcast, Mark Bridgers, principal at Continuum Capital, talks about how the pandemic is affecting the economy, commodity prices and the different sectors of the pipeline industry, including gathering pipelines, long-haul liquids and gas transmission, short-haul transmission (laterals), facilities and structures, gas distribution (replacement and new), maintenance and pipeline integrity
Don’t worry, we’re practicing social distancing by conducting this interview remotely from our respective home offices in Ohio and North Carolina.
With this podcast, we’re aiming to provide you with short bursts of information you can use. Future episodes of the Pipeline Takeaways Podcast will be archived at www.napipelines.com/podcast. You can also follow us at northamericanoilandgaspipelines.podbean.com.
About Mark Bridgers
Continuum Capital Principal Mark Bridgers is a consultant to the engineering and construction industry and leads a Global Energy Vertical Market team. He works with global energy firms, pipeline companies, local distribution companies, electric transmission/ distribution utilities and power generators to support the planning, design and constitution of capital assets. As a recognized expert in capital construction and operational challenges, Bridgers was recently honored with membership in the Society of Gas Operators (SOGO).
About Brad Kramer
Brad Kramer is the managing editor of North American Oil & Gas Pipelines. He has been covering the underground construction market since 2005, when he joined Benjamin Media Inc. as a writer and editor for Trenchless Technology and Compact Equipment. Since 2008, Kramer has been focused on North America’s oil and gas pipeline construction, operations and maintenance sector. He graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelors of Science in news and a Bachelors of Arts in English.