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Finalists Announced for the 2021 WPC Excellence Awards

At the World Petroleum Congress, the World Petroleum Council recognizes some of the most outstanding projects and innovations in the oil and gas sector. More than 130 nominated projects were reviewed by the independent judging panel in this cycle’s awards nominations.

American Gas Association Honors Two Industry Leaders with Distinguished Service Award

At the 2021 American Gas Association Executive Conference, the nation’s natural gas utilities honored two visionary leaders who enhanced the natural gas industry through dedication to their companies and communities.

Associations in the News October 2021

George Hamilton has joined the National Utility Contractors Association to lead its membership and chapter development programs. Hamilton previously led the membership department for the International Association of Business Communicators and served as marketing and membership manager at CFRE Intern..

Pipeline & Gas Journal Awards Announces Finalists

Pipeline & Gas Journal Awards judges narrowed down a significant number of nominations and announced finalists Wednesday for its inaugural event in November.

Canadian Energy Pipeline Association Ending Operations

The Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) Board of Directors announced the organization will cease operations on Dec. 31 after 28 years due to changes in membership.

AGA Chair Anderson Continues Theme of People, Planet and Potential

AGA Chair David Anderson’s 30 years of industry experience and extensive involvement with both AGA and NGA provide him with a broad industry perspective.

INGAA Welcomes New Director of Security, Reliability and Resilience

The Interstate Natural Gas Association of America announced that Maggie O’Connell has joined the organization as Director of Security, Reliability and Resilience.

17th Pipeline Technology Conference Returns to Berlin for 2022 Event

After two years of the Pipeline Technology Conference being online only, the upcoming ptc will be a hybrid event offering a face-to-face option in Berlin and a virtual platform.

Energy, Manufacturing, Labor and Business Groups Urge Senate to Oppose Punitive Natural Gas Tax

The American Petroleum Institute (API) and 130 organizations across the natural gas and oil supply chain sent a letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works opposing legislation that would place a fee on methane.

NGA Names Charles Crews as President, CEO

The Northeast Gas Association announced that Charles C. Crews was named president and CEO of the association, succeeding Thomas M. Kiley, who served in that role for 36 years.

PRCI Established Emerging Fuels Institute for Next-Generation Pipelines

EFI will provide PRCI members the opportunity to execute the research needed to ensure the safe transportation and storage of the next generation of energy, such as hydrogen, renewable natural gas and other potential gas and liquid fuel sources, that will help meet the world’s energy needs while reducing the impact to the environment.

New Edition of Global Pipeline Standard Enhances Safety, Strengthens Pipelines’ Environmental Sustainability

The American Petroleum Institute published Global Pipeline Standard 1104, 22nd Edition, updating an important global standard that supports industry-wide actions to strengthen environmental sustainability efforts while meeting growing energy demand.

How MEA Revisited Strategic Imperatives to Maintain Its Mission

Since March 2020, businesses have been closing, pivoting, or returning to a new normal. MEA Energy Association, a trade association serving natural gas and electric utilities across the United States, is no exception.

Pipeline & Gas Journal Accepting Nominations for Inaugural P&GJ Awards

Pipeline & Gas Journal is accepting nominations for its inaugural Pipeline & Gas Journal Awards, which will honor the midstream energy segment’s leading innovations and outstanding personal contributions to the industry.

Pipeline Research Council Establishes Emerging Fuels Institute

The institute will provide PRCI members the opportunity to execute the research needed to ensure the safe transportation and storage of the next generation of energy, such as hydrogen, renewable natural gas, and other potential gas and liquid fuel sources.

David Schramm receives NACE International’s 2021 R.A. Brannon Award

The Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP) is pleased to announce that David Schramm, vice president–senior consultant with EN Engineering, is the recipient of the 2021 NACE R.A. Brannon Award.

Texas Legislature passes bills to support fossil fuel industries

House Bill 17 protects consumers by prohibiting political subdivisions from discriminating against specific fuel sources like natural gas and coal; this will ensure cities and counties cannot pass California-style ordinances that ban gas hook-ups in new buildings or homes.

PRCI Working to Ensure Sustainability Today and Tomorrow

PRCI has advanced the development of its research portfolio through the establishment of Strategic Research Priorities (SRP) that will have a key impact on our members and the pipeline industry.

New SGA Chair Focuses on Evolving Role of Natural Gas

In this interview, SGA Chair and Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline President and CEO Jimmy Staton discusses the concerns of the SGA membership, adapting to a new president’s agenda, improving the public’s perception of the natural gas industry and other topics.

LOOP, Phillips 66 Win 2020 Distinguished Pipeline Safety Awards

The American Petroleum Institute announced LOOP LLC and Phillips 66 Pipeline LLC are the winners of the 2020 Distinguished Pipeline Safety Awards, which recognize operators who have distinguished themselves as champions of industry innovation and operational excellence.

Associations in the News April 2021

Associations  The National Utility Contractors Association’s (NUCA) Board of Directors formally inducted Lauren Atwell as the group’s annual meeting in Naples, Florida.  Also elected to the leadership team at the Feb. 6 NUCA Annual Meeting was Ryan Kinning of Pender, Neb., as chairman-elect; Tom ..

Offshore Technology Conference Names New Executive Director

Leigh Ann Runyan, CMP, will take over as executive director of the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in mid-April. She replaces Stephen Graham, who is retiring.

Industry Group Says Biden’s Infrastructure Plan Misses Opportunity for Pipelines

U.S. President Joe Biden plans to pay for his $2 trillion infrastructure plan with higher corporate taxes, which is facing criticism from Republicans and industry support groups including the American Petroleum Institute who say it will kill jobs.

New Poll Shows Widespread U.S. Support for Pipelines

The Association of Oil Pipe Lines (AOPL) released new polling data measuring the sentiment of the American public toward pipelines, climate change and the energy transition.

Early Registration Open for 23rd World Petroleum Congress

Early bird registration for the 23rd World Petroleum Congress is now open and available through April 30th.

Associations in the News March 2021

Slater The board of directors of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) has elected David Slater to serve as chairman of the organization for a one-year term. INGAA’s board also elected Kim Watson, Kinder Morgan’s president of North Regio..

INGAA Chairman Emphasizes Climate Goals, Importance of Natural Gas

As a president and chief operating officer of DTE Midstream, David Slater is not only well suited to be INGAA chairman but is also eager to serve in the position he was recently elected to by the association’s Board of Directors.

Associations in the News

Associations  TPA  Shay Bluntzer, executive director of Public Affairs for NuStar Energy, has been elected chairman of the Texas Pipeline Association (TPA). In his role at NuStar, one of the largest U.S. independent liquids terminal and pipeline operators, Bluntzer has helped build the company’s..

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 INGAA Foundation Elects Waller, Jorgensen as Chair, Vice Chair  Waller The INGAA Foundation’s board of directors announced the election of Susan Waller, a long-time natural gas industry executive as the new chair of the organization.   Additionally, the..

World Petroleum Congress on Track One Year Out

With slightly less than one year to go until the opening day, momentum continues to build behind the 23rd World Petroleum Congress (WPC), which looks set to continue into 2021.