Replacing Natural Gas Pipelines Across Michigan
In order to improve the safety and reliability of our natural gas system, we’re investing nearly $2 billion to replace 2,600 miles of natural gas pipelines. The Enhanced Infrastructure Replacement Program (EIRP) is a 25-year project that began in 2012.
- We’re replacing aging parts of our natural gas system with more durable pipes.
- We are replacing vintage pipe to enhance the safe, reliable delivery of natural gas to our customers.
- To ensure minimal customer property disruption, we’re using underground directional drilling in 90% of pipe replacements rather than open-trenching methods.
We’re delivering more than 60 natural gas improvement projects in 17 Michigan counties in 2018.
This effort is part of our larger commitment to our natural gas customers. We’re investing hundreds of millions of dollars to upgrade our natural gas infrastructure to benefit the more than 1.8 million homes and businesses we serve throughout Lower Michigan.