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It’s difficult to discuss oil and gas in a magazine that focuses on damage prevention without discussing cross bores. A cross bore is defined as the intersection of an existing underground utility or underground structure by a second utility installed using trenchless technology. New pipeline installation is happening in many states and updating aging pipeline infrastructure by using trenchless excavation technologies has increased the potential for accidentally (and unknowingly) puncturing existing infrastructure while drilling to install new pipelines.

The U.S. has nearly 3 million miles of pipelines— carrying a variety of products such as natural gas and oil. There are an additional 1.3 million miles.… 

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