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

By Jeff Awalt, Executive Editor Caron Lawhorn knows a thing or two about transformation. The Dallas native became an Oklahoman more than 40 years ago, opting to make it her home after graduating from the University of Tulsa.  She started her career in public accounting and joined ONEOK as an audito..

Argentina’s Vaca Muerta Pipeline to Improve Shale Gas Transport

In the three years since Mauricio Macri was elected president of the Argentine Republic, the federal government has stepped up efforts to meet unsatisfied gas demand of 40 MMcm/d in winter and increasing year-round demand to fuel an expanding industrial base.

Liberty Utilities Sees Potential Benefit in Decoupling

Whenever the topic of “decoupling” is mentioned concerning natural gas distribution utilities, confusion, along with a fair amount of debate, is bound to follow. That’s because, traditionally, rates for business and residential customers are decided based on a particular company’s revenues and profits.

Caterpillar

Engineered for reliable production on the most challenging job-sites, the Cat PL61 pipelayer (sideboom) is part of a full line of purpose-built pipelayers designed for performance, safety and serviceability. Easy transport width, means this equipment is available when and where you need it.

Thermo Scientific

The new Thermo Scientific SOLA iQ online sulfur analyzer helps technicians in the oil and gas industry measure total sulfur content of liquid or gas phase samples without lab analysis.

A.Y. McDonald

A.Y. McDonald introduced its Portable Bypass Kit for getting around meters during inspections or when changing out devices.

John Deere

John Deere added three new plate compactors to its portfolio of Worksite Pro attachments. Designed for trench, slope and excavation compaction applications, the PC4, PC7 and PC10 plate compactor models deliver powerful performance and productivity.

Companies in the News

Fluor Corporation was selected by a division of Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) to execute the engineering and procurement scope for MPC’s South Texas Asset Repositioning (STAR) program at its Galveston Bay refinery in Texas City, Texas. Fluor booked the undisclosed contract value into backlog ..

Garlock

Garlock Pipeline Technologies (GPT) launched Evolution, its next generation of isolation gaskets, featuring easier installation, tight sealing, high-temperature operation, no permeation, hydrotesting isolation, fire-safety and chemical-resistance. The thinner, 1/8-inch design makes the gasket easier to install.

GITA, Pipeline & Gas Journal Launch Annual Technology Conference

Gulf Energy Information's Pipeline & Gas Journal and the Geospatial Information and Technology Association (GITA) announced they will produce the Pipeline Technology Forum, including the 27th GITA Oil and Gas Pipeline Conference, Oct. 16-17 in Houston.

Primoris Completes Acquisition of Willbros Group

Dallas-based Primoris Services Corporation has completed its acquisition of pipeline and infrastructure contractor Willbros Group in a deal valued at $100 million.

Rover Pipeline’s Full Mainline B Goes into Full Service

Energy Transfer Partners today that Rover Pipeline received approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to begin service of the Supply Connector B and full Mainline B pipeline segments.

PPSA/PRCI Host ILI Demonstration for Young Pipeline Professionals

The Pigging Products and Services Association (PPSA) and the Pipeline Research Council International (PRCI) hosted a pull through ILI demonstration for Young Pipeline Professionals at the PRCI’s Technology Development Center (TDC) in Houston.

Energy Transfer Seeks More Commitments on Permian Express 3

Energy Transfer Partners said Permian Express Partners LLC will begin soliciting for intrastate service on up to 50,000 bpd of volume commitments on Phase 1 of Permian Express 3.

Double Success for BiSN at Offshore Achievement Awards

BiSN took home the Innovator Award and Great Company Award at this year’s Offshore Achievement Awards (OAA). Winners were announced at an awards ceremony on March 22 in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Brazos Midstream Holdings

Brazos Midstream Holdings entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Delaware Basin subsidiary companies to North Haven Infrastructure Partners II and related funds for $1.75 billion in cash.

Partners Group

Partners Group, a private markets investment manager, acting on behalf of OPTrust, a Canadian pension fund, agreed to acquire a 50% joint control stake in Superior Pipeline Company.

Concho Resources

Concho Resources will buy West Texas rival RSP Permian for $9.5 billion in a merger creating the largest shale driller in the Permian.

Prometheus Energy

Prometheus Energy completed a four-month winter peaking service to augment National Grid’s distribution network in Rhode Island.

Alliance Pipeline

Alliance Pipeline announced Enbridge and Pembina Pipeline, each of which owns either directly or through affiliates, 50% of Alliance, have decided to convert the operation and administration of Alliance Pipeline into an owner-operator model.

Nicor Gas

Nicor Gas, the largest natural gas distribution company in Illinois, has chosen Sensus as the technology provider for its meter modernization program.

Buckeye Partners

Buckeye Partners announced an $80 million expansion of the Chicago Complex, its key logistics hub in the Midwest.

Smart Sand

Smart Sand acquired the rights to operate a unit train capable transloading terminal in Van Hook, N.D., to service the Bakken formation.

Enbridge to Sell U.S. Gas Pipelines Unit

Enbridge will sell Midcoast Operating, its U.S. gas pipelines unit, to an affiliate of private equity firm ArcLight Capital Partners for $1.12 billion, the company said.

Suncor CEO: Pipeline Bottlenecks Won't Constrain Company's Growth

Suncor CEO Steve Williams said the company's current growth plan is not constrained by pipeline bottlenecks, but does not expect to make any further major investments in Canada's oil sands until market access improves.

Marathon to Buy Andeavor for $23 Billion

Marathon Petroleum is acquiring Andeavor for more than $23 billion, creating a refiner with an extensive reach across the U.S.

Gulf Publishing Rebrands to Gulf Energy Information

Gulf Publishing Company, a leading provider of media, marketing and market intelligence services, has announced the business’ transition to Gulf Energy Information.

Chevron Evacuates Venezuela Executives Following Staff Arrests

Chevron evacuates executives from Venezuela after two of its workers were imprisoned over a contract dispute with state-owned oil company PDVSA.

PART 2: Entegra Solutions President – Racing and ILI an Odd Companion

In part 2 of an interview with Mark Olson, founder of Integra Solutions, he explains how the inline inspection industry has changed since he first launched the company.

EQT Corporation

EQT Corporation will separate its upstream and midstream businesses to create an independent, publicly traded midstream company.

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