Associations

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.

Produced Water Society

The Produced Water Society has elected Lisa Henthorne as president. Henthorne is senior vice president and chief technology officer at Water Standard. She succeeds Steve Coffee, director of market development at Exterran. P&GJ..

NACE President Looks to Attract Young Professionals

In this interview, Greenfield, who has nearly 40 years’ experience in the protective coatings and corrosion industry and has served on various NACE committees, discusses the urgency of attracting younger professionals to the industry, the need to communicate financial ideas more clearly and his own excitement at the possibilities of NACE International and the Society for Protective Coating (SSPC) joining forces in some capacity.

FERC Reorganizes to Create New LNG Division, Open Houston Regional Office

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chairman Neil Chatterjee has announced that the agency is creating a new division in its Office of Energy Projects to accommodate the growing number and complexity of applications to site, build and operate liquefied natural gas export terminals.

The Pipe Liners Club of Tulsa Awards over $200,000 in Scholarships

The Pipe Liners Club of Tulsa recently held their annual scholarship distribution meeting at the Tulsa Country Club.

William Cantrell to Retire from SGA, Suzanne Ogle Named as next CEO

The Southern Gas Association (SGA) announced today that William N. Cantrell will retire as Chief Executive Officer and that the Board of Directors has named Suzanne Ogle to succeed him in the role.

OPITO

OPITO, the global, not-for-profit skills body for the energy industry, has appointed Brandon Grosvenor to the new role of vice president of strategic development for the Americas region.  Grosvenor previously spent more than a decade with National Oilwell Varco, most recently as global business deve..

State of Learning in the Gas Industry

Today, the association serves nearly 100 gas and electric utilities and provides training and eLearning courses for the electric industry. MEA’s goal is to empower the energy industry through education, leadership, development and industry connections. P&GJ visited with some top executives to discuss industry challenges and the training benefits provided by MEA.

Methane Methods for ONE Future

The ONE Future coalition is a group of natural gas companies that work together voluntarily in an effort to reduce methane emissions across the natural gas supply chain.

NACE International, SSPC Consider Merger

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

Kervin

Michels Welding Superintendent Charles “Buddy” Kervin was named Man of the Year by United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada. Kervin entered the pipeline industry in 1955 and has been a welder since 1962. He has been in..

Natural Gas Champions and Constructive Dialogue

Although rich in energy resources, the United States has increasingly adopted a viewpoint that fossil fuel should be eliminated from the clean energy solution. The industry has been singularly targeted, grouping all fossil fuel into the same category, as a destructive influence in climate change.

New INGAA Report Highlights Importance of Natural Gas to a Lower-Carbon Economy

Natural gas will remain a significant contributor to the energy portfolio and to economic growth in the United States over the next two decades, playing a key role in meeting low-carbon goals, a new study commissioned by the INGAA Foundation finds.

Pipeline Safety Management System (SMS) Industry

Angela Kolar, Colonial Pipeline’s vice president of Operations Services, has been selected to chair the Pipeline Safety Management System (SMS) Industry team. The team represents oil and gas industry pipeline operators and trade associations in their efforts to improve safety performance. Members in..

NACE International

NACE International, the nonprofit association for corrosion expertise and education, launched its redesigned website, www.nace.org. Based on feedback from frequent users and customers, the new site features enhanced tools and search functions, intuitive navigation to help users quickly locate inform..

National Petroleum Council

Colonial Pipeline President and CEO Joseph A. Blount Jr. has been appointed to the National Petroleum Council (NPC) Committee on U.S. Oil and Natural Gas Transportation Infrastructure. The NPC provides advice for the U.S. Secretary of Energy office. P&GJ ..

Letter from PRCI President Cliff Johnson: Investing in Research to Improve Pipeline Safety

Pipeline Research Council International (PRCI) exists as a way for its members, who are pipeline operators, service providers and other industry stakeholders, to collectively and collaboratively, conduct research, develop, and evaluate new and emerging technologies that have the potential to improve..

INGAA Foundation Chair Victor Gaglio Shares Positive Industry Outlook

A senior vice president and chief operating officer for Piedmont Natural Gas, Duke Energy’s natural gas business unit, INGAA Foundation Chairman Victor Gaglio is responsible for leading gas utility operations. Gaglio joined Piedmont Natural Gas in 2012 and was responsible for Utility Operations prio..

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