Associations

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..

Marcellus, Utica Plays Offer Unlimited Promise, Nagging Questions

At the end of 2018, when the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its latest (2017) statistics on proved oil and natural gas reserves, the United States producers were leading the world, and the Marcellus Shale play in Pennsylvania was leading the nation. Both Marcellus and Utica s..

AGA Kicks off Operations Conference, Exhibition in Nashville

The 2019 AGA Operations Conference kicked off in Nashville on Monday with the presentation of Awards of Merit to its members who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and service.

Trump Signs Orders to Ease Pipeline Approval, Construction

President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed executive orders intended to ease permitting and construction of pipelines and other energy infrastructure – an action that quickly drew the praise of industry organizations.

New AGA Chair Stresses Raising the Bar on Safety

Togerson When James Torgerson was studying accounting at Cleveland State University in Ohio, he was working full-time to pay his way, driving a tractor-trailer rig hauling steel. It was tough, but it led to a position with the Diamond Shamrock C..

Southern Gas Association Names Suzanne Ogle President and COO

The Southern Gas Association (SGA) Board of Directors announced the promotion of Suzanne Ogle to president and chief operating officer of the organization. In this new role, she will be responsible for all day-to-day operations of SGA with full responsibility for budget, delivering on strategic goals and performance of the team.

Texas Pipeline Association

Don Baldridge, president of the commercial division for DCP Midstream, has been elected chairman of the Texas Pipeline Association (TPA). TPA is the largest state trade association in the country that solely represents the interests of the intrastate pipelin..

SGA’s Chapman Promotes Clean Energy Future

P&GJ recently sat down with Adrian Chapman to discuss his new role as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Southern Gas Association, and the outlook for SGA and the energy industry.

NACE International Roundtable: Corrosion Management for Pipeline Integrity

To explain the value of corrosion management systems (CMS), how they work, and what programs and platforms are available to help organizations improve corrosion control programs, three experts in oil and gas pipeline corrosion management share their knowledge and experience with CMS. They are Michael Ames, Chapman Engineering; Gerry Koch, DNV GL; and David Kroon, Aegion Corporation.

CEPA Seeks Common Ground on Bill C-69

Canada’s energy transmission pipeline companies are clear on what amendments they would like to see, and we ask the Canadian government to take the time to get this right.

Associations in the News

Marty Durbin, executive vice president and chief strategy officer of the American Petroleum Institute (API), stepped down from the prominent oil industry group after 10 years. He said plans to continue in the policy and political realms. Brown Sam Brown, C..

Associations in the News

Terry McCallister stepped down from the Board of Directors of the Gas Technology Institute, in conjunction with his retirement as chairman and CEO of WGL and Washington Gas. He will join the Board of Directors of AltaGas, which closed its acquisition of WGL Holdings. ..

IPLOCA

Andy Ball, Doug Evans, Criss Shipman and Fatih Can at IPLOCA’s conference. IPLOCA honored Gulf Interstate Engineering (GIE) the Excellence in Project Execution Award during the association’s recent annual conference in London. The honor recogniz..

PPI President Discusses Growth, Challenges of Plastic Pipe Industry

PG&J talks to Tony Radoszewski of the Plastics Pipe Institute about opportunities and challenges of supplying plastic pipe to the boom-and-bust oil and gas industry.

APGA Chairman to Focus on Safety and Consumer Education

P&GJ talks about industry priorities and challenges with Owen Reeves, 2018-2019 chairman of the American Public Gas Association (APGA), which represents more than 70% of all publicly owned natural gas utilities in the United States.

The Well Hasn’t Run Dry for Midstream Opportunities

A recent ICF report for the INGAA Foundation projects nearly $800 billion will be invested in new oil and gas infrastructure between 2018 and 2035 Opportunities lie ahead for midstream developers, investors and energy consumers, and the true victors will be those who develop strategies now.

Associations in the News

Associations in the News Andy Ball, Doug Evans, Criss Shipman and Fatih Can at IPLOCA’s conference. IPLOCA honored Gulf Interstate Engineering (GIE) the Excellence in Project Execution Award during the association’s recent annual conference in ..

Improving Methane Emissions from Natural Gas Transmission, Storage

Interstate natural gas transmission companies are committed to minimizing methane emissions. This article explains methane emission sources for the transmission and storage sector and the basis for emissions commitments that INGAA members have voluntarily adopted.

GITA's Limbruner sees Bright Future for Sector

Mark Limbruner, the current president of the Geospacial Information & Technology Association (GITA), shares his perspective after three decades in the geospatial industry.

Pipeline Technology Forum: New Name, Same Goals for GITA Fall Conference:

GITA’s fall GIS conference has a new name, the Pipeline Technology Forum, but its goal remains the same: timely and accurate delivery of actionable information on new technologies, regulations, best practices and value.

Associations in the News

The American Public Gas Association (APGA) promoted Erin Kurilla to vice president of Operations and Pipeline Safety. Kurilla joined APGA in October 2017 as the director for Operations & Safety in the Washington, office of APGA. She will replace John Erickson, who retired...

SGA Chair Caron Lawhorn on a Mission to Raise Industry’s Voice

Southern Gas Association Chair Caron Lawhorn is on a mission to give the natural gas industry a bigger voice in the national conversation on energy efficiency and sustainability.

NACE Corrosion Attendance Tops 6,500

More than 1,500 people filed into the NACE Corrosion 2018 opening ceremonies in Phoenix About 6,500 attendees, whose interests ranged from applications for pipelines to highway and bridge construction, turned out for NACE Corrosion 2018, held A..

27th World Gas Conference Preview

Our industry’s “Convention Season” is starting to slow down now that the Offshore Technical Conference (OTC) held in Houston has wrapped up. I was fortunate enough to get a double dose of INGAA President Don Santa’s 2018 outlook at two other conferences recently. Don was the keynote speaker at PG&J’..