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Pipeline Safety Seminars to be held in West Virginia

The Public Service Commission of West Virginia and the West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association are holding Pipeline Safety Seminars in Charleston on April 20 and Bridgeport on April 25, 2017. The one-day seminars will focus on a review of federal and state requirements including recent changes, top safety issues and common violations during the construction and repair of gas pipelines. “The purpose of the seminar is to ensure all regulated pipeline operators in West Virginia understand and comply with pipeline safety regulations to ensure the safety and integrity of West Virginia’s pipelines,” said […]

PECO, Higher Ed. Partner on Next-Generation Natural Gas Workforce

April 2017, Vol. 244, No. 4

Providing safe and reliable natural gas service is the hallmark of every natural gas distribution company. This takes a committed approach to investing in state-of-the-art equipment and best-practice sharing among industry peers to improve operations and implement the latest safety trends. New equipment and technology are important pieces to this puzzle, but hold little value if the organization lacks the right people to maintain the system or implement new techniques. The natural gas industry is facing a personnel challenge. Simply stated, natural gas utility companies need more skilled workers. This is being felt acutely in...

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NiSource Opens Employee Training Center Featuring ‘Mock Town’

September 2016, Vol. 243, No. 9

MONACA, PA – Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania, a subsidiary of NiSource, recently opened a modern, centralized training facility for employees who operate and maintain its natural gas distribution system. The $10 million, 22,000-square-foot facility is the first of four leading-edge training centers that NiSource companies will build and operate in its service territory by 2018. Other centers are planned in Ohio, Massachusetts and Virginia. “A well-equipped and highly trained workforce helps reduce risk and keep our customers and communities safe, and ultimately provides a better customer experience,” said NiSource President and CEO Joseph Hamrock. “The...

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Pipeline Industry Leaders to Produce Safety Leadership Training Program

March 2016, Vol. 243, No. 3

Caterpillar, in collaboration with PipeLine Machinery International, Inc. (PLM) and a group of industry leading companies, is now offering the Pipeline Safety Leadership Program, a first-of-its-kind training course produced specifically for pipeliners. With a focus on personal accountability for safety and incident prevention, the program is designed to support the industry as it shifts from traditional to world-class safety management. Joining Caterpillar in developing the program vision and funding the production were PLM and partnering companies PLH Group; TransCanada Pipelines Ltd.; Spectra Energy Transmission LLC; Welded Construction; Sheehan Pipe Line Construction; Rockford Corporation; Strike, LLC; […]