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Texas Energy Industry Tackles Flaring, Methane Emissions

A group of Texas-based energy companies and trade associations has formed a coalition to tackle flaring and methane emissions across the industry.

AGA Chair Diane Leopold Brings Positive Outlook to Challenging Period for Industry

Diane Leopold became chair of the American Gas Association just in time for an unprecedented economic shutdown in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The executive vice president and co-chief operating officer of Dominion Energy, talked to P&GJ about the challenges and opportunities facing the natural gas industry.

U.S. Oil and Gas Industry Sees no Supply Chain Threat from Coronavirus — API

The American Petroleum Institute says the U.S. oil and gas supply chain should not be majorly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Offshore Technology Conference Postponed Until Third Quarter

The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), which drew about 60,000 people to Houston last year, has been postponed from May until the third quarter of the year due to safety concerns around the novel coronavirus, organizers said Friday.

Associations

The PE100+ Association, founded in 1999 to assure consistent quality at the highest level in the production and application of materials for PE100 pressure pipes, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. The global industry organization includes 13 leading PE manufacturers by monitoring the most ..

INGAA Chairman ‘Bullish’ on Natural Gas Pipeline Activity for 2020

Longtime industry veteran Stanley “Stan” G. Chapman, III has been selected by the Board of Directors of INGAA to serve as the organization’s chairman.

DNV GL Launches Standard to Improve HDD Use for Pipelines

A new standard for site investigation, engineering, planning and execution of pipeline installation through horizontal directional drilling (HDD) has been published by DNV GL, the technical advisor to the oil and gas industry.

SGA Chair Don Raikes Sees Natural Gas as Key to Sustainable Future

Don Raikes didn’t enter Fairmont University with plans for a career in energy, but a two-year internship at the U.S. Department of Energy set the course for his first job at Consolidated Natural Gas, which was later acquired by Dominion Energy.

NACE International Postpones Corrosion 2020 Due to Coronavirus

The NACE Board of Directors voted Friday to postpone its annual CORROSION 2020 conference and expo following reports of coronavirus cases in the Houston area.

API Issues New Pipeline Safety and Sustainability Standard

The American Petroleum Institute (API) today issued a new standard for pipeline inspectors to enhance safety and sustainability during pipeline construction.

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Prochazka CenterPoint Energy President and CEO Scott M. Prochazka has been elected chair of the American Gas Association (AGA) Board of Directors for 2020. Prochazka, who joined CenterPoint in October 2001, has previously served as chief operating officer, ..

INGAA President and Industry Veteran Don Santa Announces Retirement

After nearly two decades leading the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA), Don Santa announced today that he will retire from the organization effective February 15, 2020.

Scottish Oil Club

The Scottish Oil Club has announced a relaunch, with new branding to reflect its role as a discussion forum for professionals from across the energy sector. Newly named The Scottish Energy Forum, the organization will continue to host presentations on the economic, industrial, technological and poli..

World Petroleum Congress Returning to US in 2020

Next year, the World Petroleum Congress (WPC) will return to the United States for the first time since 1987. P&GJ talked to organizing committee Chairman Jeff Shellebarger about the event.

Gas System Modernization Earns Project of the Year Honors

PSE&G’s Gas System Modernization Program (GSMP) was named Project of the Year by the Project Management Institute-New Jersey Chapter.

NPC Study Offers Ways to Improve Pipeline Regulatory Process

The National Petroleum Council (NPC) released a report focusing on pipeline permitting solutions, which suggests the regulatory process for infrastructure needs to be simplified in order to eliminate redundancies.

EPA Considers Regulatory Relief for Pipeline Facility RICEs

The Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) and the American Gas Association (AGA) are pressing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to finalize changes to air emission rules the agency has been considering for over a decade.

Association Leaders Urge Bipartisanship on Pipeline Safety Laws

The leaders of seven industry associations have urged members of the U.S House Energy & Commerce and Transportation & Infrastructure committees to "maintain the tradition of bipartisanship that has characterized pipeline safety legislation for decades."

GTI

GTI announced it has a new virtual reality training module available for use by natural gas leak emergency first responders.  The module is designed to help prepare utility personnel be more effective and efficient with identifying and responding to hazardous conditions. ..

Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA)

The Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) announced Nichole Francis Reynolds joined the association’s leadership team as vice president of Government and Public Affairs.

New Jersey Gas Utility Pipeline Project Named Project of the Year

A $900 million gas main upgrade project responsible for upgrading over 500 miles of gas lines has been named as Project of the Year by the Project Management Institute - New Jersey Chapter.

Discussions Continue on Potential Combining of NACE International and SSPC

Leadership from both NACE International and SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings continue to discuss a potential combining of the two industry organizations.

GPA Midstream Association

The GPA Midstream Association today announced that longtime industry executive Joel Moxley has been appointed president and chief executive officer of the nearly 100-year-old trade organization. He succeeds Mark Sutton, who announced his retirement in early May after 37 years with the association. M..

IPLOCA Opens 53rd Annual Meeting

The International Pipeline and Offshore Contractors Association (IPLOCA) opened its 53rd Annual Convention in Bangkok today. IPLOCA President John Tikkanen of Shawcor welcomed delegates to the weeks full schedule of presentations, committee reports, awards, and cultural tours.

Canada Regulator Stops Enbridge Mainline Contract Plan

The Canada Energy Regulator on Friday stopped Enbridge Inc from auctioning the right to send crude oil through its Mainline pipeline system due to the “perception of abuse of Enbridge’s market power.”

NACE International, SSPC Consider Merger

NACE International and The Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) said they have continued discussions of a potential merger and will ask their members to vote on the matter within a year.

Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA)

The Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) named Michael Isper as its new director of Security, Reliability and Resilience. In his role, Isper will lead the cyber- and physical security efforts for the association, managing its ongoing collaboration efforts with member companies and t..

Southern Gas Association

The Southern Gas Association (SGA) named Suzanne Ogle as chief executive officer for the Dallas-based organization, succeeding William Cantrell, who retired effective Aug. 31. Although stepping down from his full-time leadership role, Cantrell will continue in a contract role as liaison for the Gas ..

GMRC Training Committee Expands Learning Opportunities

The Gas Machinery Research Council (GMRC), long known as a research think-tank, recently formalized a training committee dedicated to expanding the breadth of its existing training programs to include the midstream sector.

INGAA Responds to Proposed Methane Rule

INGAA responded to the EPA's proposed methane rule by citing the strong commitment its members have made to maintain pipeline integrity and safety, emphasizing their their determination to minimize environmental impact even if regulations are relaxed.

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