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Insight: Oil pipeline crunch shifts U.S. shale race from drillbits to valves

Reuters -- The U.S. shale oil revolution can't be stopped, but it could be delayed by a potential shortfall of 10-ton valves and giant pipeline pumps essential for rebalancing markets upended by the surge in production.

Amid an unanticipated boom in inland oil output that turned the domestic market upside down last year, firms from Enterprise Products Partners to Shell Pipeline and Plains All American have launched a $20 billion bonanza to build, expand or reverse two dozen pipelines in the past year.

But as they help effectively to switch the flow of oil from the north to southern refineries and relieve the glut of cut-price, landlocked crude, concerns are growing that the firms that make key pipeline components may be straining to keep pace.

"The supply chain hasn't quite caught up," said Terry


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Anyone have any 10-ton valves in their back pocket!
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More Valves Please.
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Price increase
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Hire more people to build this stuff.
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They will catch up
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First it was refineries, now it is a pipeline.
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The Hell of it all. It's a bitch making all that money.
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Since coal shipments are down, send it by rail cars.
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I hope they are not taking shortcuts in manufacturing pipeline supplies to keep up with demand.
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This is definitely an interesting quandary.
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Interesting...
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