M&M Pipeline Services has implemented an all-satellite, GPS fleet-tracking system from Fleet Management Solutions to optimize the management of its mobile assets, improve the efficiency of field operations and track truck maintenance scheduling.
In October 2008, the Peruvian government announced that Kuntur Transportadora de Gas had been awarded a contract to build and operate a 675-mile natural gas pipeline that will extend from the Camisea gas field in the Amazon jungle to the south Pacific coast of Peru.
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The Southern Gas Association (SGA) holds an annual conference at which many subjects are discussed involving gas transmission and distribution operations.
Considering negative reports on the nation’s economic status, pipeline construction in the U.S. is experiencing a healthy market as operators and producers continue stepped-up activity supported by projects to move natural gas to the Midwest and the East Coast from Mid-Continent shale plays and the Rocky Mountains.
Early in January 2008 Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska approved an application from TransCanada Alaska Co., LLC/Foothills Pipeline, Ltd to build a gas pipeline from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska to near Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It remains to be seen whether the line, as envisioned, will be built.
Access to natural gas will be a vital part of the world’s energy strategy in the years to come. Because the regions of greatest new supplies are distant from sources, demand for liquefied natural gas is forecast to more than double by 2020.
Despite a troubled economy that is causing problems in many segments of construction, 2008 ended strong for most members of the Distribution Contractors Association (DCA).