Highlights and Major Projects
One of the largest projects to come along for awhile--Northern Border Pipeline Company awarded Coates the acquisition contract for a 368-mile pipeline extension from Ventura, Iowa, to Tuscola, Illinois. The project crossed over 1200 property owners.
Other new clients have been Interpower of New York, Tennessee Dept. of Transportation, Virginia Natural Gas, Sithe Energies USA, Inc., Texaco, Inc., Conoco, Inc., Virginia Department of Transportation, ANR Pipeline Company, TE Products Pipeline Company and the City of Cleveland.
Sithe Energies named a hydro turbine after Coates R/W Agent Jo Anne Harris.
Coates began acquisition on Diamond Shamrock’s 270-mile crude oil pipeline, from Wichita Falls to Dumas, Texas.
OXY USA selected Coates for a challenging project in the mountains of Virginia, a 90-mile gas gathering system in Buchanan County. They are also tasked with 200 methane gas wells.
Coates opened a field office in Kalispell, Montana, to handle acquisition for Montana Department of Transportation's 15-mile highway project around the northeastern shore of Flathead Lake.
The Coates crew of the OKC corporate office goes to an Oktoberfest celebration in Choctaw, Oklahoma, and learns the chicken dance.
A new client, Rayburn Country Electric Cooperative, chose Coates to acquire easements for a new 138 kV transmission line near Athens, Texas.
Seminole Pipeline awarded Coates a contract for a 540-mile Texas looping project.
An Open House was held at the Coates corporate office, after completion of a building expansion.
Coates R/W Agent (and future Vice President) Andy Sachs bungee jumped at the Oklahoma State Fair.
Florida Gas Transmission chose Coates for their Phase III Project, from Panama City, Florida, to Lake Charles, Louisiana.
Coates began acquisition for the City of Utilities of Springfield (Missouri) Stockton Lake water pipeline project. One of the properties crossed was an exotic bird farm, home to ostriches and emus.
Coates opened a field office in Roswell, New Mexico, to staff a 400-mile Diamond Shamrock pipeline project. Roswell is well known as UFO site. Mammoth tusks, ancient pottery shards and other relics were found during archeological studies.
The City of Oklahoma City chooses Coates to handle acquisition for a massive downtown renovation project, Metropolitan Area Projects (MAPS).
Mid-America Pipeline selected Coates for the 413-mile Four Corners Loop Pipeline Project, from Hobbs Station in Texas to Huerfano Station in New Mexico.
Coates began work on Dakota Gasification Company’s CO2 pipeline project, extending from Beulah, North Dakota, across the U.S.-Canada border to Weyburn, Saskatchewan.
Willbros Engineers contracted with Coates for a Great Lakes Gas Transmission pipeline project in Minnesota and Wisconsin, 492 miles.
Mississippi Department of Transportation chose Coates for two highway projects.
A Coates group began work for the Destin Pipeline, assigned to a field office in Pascagoula, Mississippi. During their time there the group will endure hurricanes, extreme heat, floods and a snowstorm.