Outages caused by maintenance, repair or replacement of aging pipelines is giving a boost to providers that don’t rely on pipes to transport natural gas to customers, industry experts said Tuesday.

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Pipeline integrity programs are a growing business for small-scale liquefied natural gas (LNG) specialist Stabilis Solutions Inc. to keep molecules flowing to end users during testing or other outages, the company’s senior vice president of Sales and Marketing Steve Stump said. 

“As they’re doing pipeline integrity work or if there are pipeline maintenance projects, we can come in, use LNG, vaporize it, pressurize it to whatever the need point is,” he said at the LDC Gas Forums Mid-Continent conference in Chicago. “And we have those types of projects going on literally every...