Merry L. Brumbaugh, who has spent almost all of her 29-year career in the coated tubulars segment of the L.B. Foster Company, Pittsburgh, PA, has the distinction of being chosen the first woman to be president in the 44-year history of the National Association of Pipe Coating Applicators (NAPCA).
It stands to reason that Thomas E. Skains literally needs to be two people this year: First, he is chairman, president and CEO of Piedmont Natural Gas; this year, he’s taken on the added role of chairman of the American Gas Association.
The latest efforts by Energy Transfer Partners to address its customers’ needs and to efficiently move natural gas from producing areas to consumers across the country saw the completion of the 56-mile Katy pipeline expansion project.
In one of the longer-running gas transmission rate dramas in memory, FERC rejected new rates agreed to by Kern River Gas Transmission and almost all of its customers, except Southwest Gas Corp. and BP Energy Co., the latter Kern River’s most dogged antagonist.