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District regulator stations are often constructed in densely populated areas such as subdivision communities. They typically require a developer to commit a sizable piece of real estate and often create an unattractive and unappealing installation to the local residents.
According to the Anchorage Daily News, TransCanada has filed the necessary paperwork for approval to begin the work needed to get U.S. regulators’ approval for its proposed multibillion-dollar natural gas pipeline from Prudhoe Bay to Alberta, Canada.
On April 24, 2009 Midcontinent Express Pipeline (MEP) began interim service on 266 miles of 42-inch pipeline from the interconnects with Houston Pipe Line Company and Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America (NGPL).
Demands on pipeline infrastructure are growing. Modernizing the nation’s infrastructure requires boosting existing capacity and providing new lines where additional transport is required.
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.
Tony Keane, executive director of NACE International, recently assembled a panel of NACE member pipeline corrosion control experts to answer a series of questions on the challenges involved with assessing and protecting pipelines at cased road and railway crossings.
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.