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Kinder Morgan Moves Ahead with Pipeline Connection to Houston

Kinder Morgan Inc will go ahead with a South Texas pipeline connection that would transport crude from Phillips 66's 900,000 bpd Gray Oak pipeline in the Permian Basin to delivery points at the Houston Ship Channel, the company said on Wednesday.

Sources: Enbridge Delays Start of Mainline Open Season

Enbridge Inc has delayed the start of an open season to solicit bids for contracted space on its Mainline oil pipeline system, North America's largest oil-shipping network, three market sources told Reuters.

Enterprise Begins Service on Orla 3

Enterprise Products Partners has announced that service recently began on the third train at its Orla cryogenic natural gas processing plant in Reeves County, Texas.

Gazprom Increases Ukraine Transit due to Nord Stream Maintenance

Russian gas giant Gazprom has increased its gas transit via Ukraine to Europe by about a quarter, to 300 million cubic meters per day, gas transport firm Ukrtransgaz said on Wednesday.

China Asks for 'Friendly Consultation' in Malaysia Pipeline Dispute

The Chinese government has expressed hope for a “friendly consultation” with Malaysia to resolve a dispute of the building of two multibillion-dollar gas pipeline projects.

SoCalGas Worker Killed in Gas Line Explosion, 15 Others Injured

A natural gas explosion destroyed a Southern California home, killed a gas company worker and injured more than a dozen other people Monday, authorities said.

Energy Transfer Announces Binding Open Season for Bakken Pipeline System

Energy Transfer today announced a Binding Open Season to solicit additional shipper commitments from the Bakken/Three Forks play in North Dakota to storage terminals located in Patoka, Illinois and Nederland, Texas.

CorteCros

CorteCros has expanded its warehouse location in Split, Croatia, with a new manufacturing and laboratory at the site.  Cortec’s proprietary VpCI/MCI corrosion control technologies are now manufactured at the facility in accordance with the REACH regulation, enabling fast shipment to any location wit..

Airborne Oil & Gas

Oilfield technology firm Airborne Oil & Gas and engineering company Simeros Technologies announced a collaboration agreement to deliver the first qualified Thermoplastic Composite Pipe (TCP) Risers in deepwater Brazil. Airborne Oil & Gas commenced its TCP riser qualification program last year...

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas has added Correlli Inc. of Dundalk, Md., to its authorized dealer network.  Hyundai said its North American network now includes more than 70 dealerships operating in more than 150 locations...

ICR Integrity

Integrated maintenance and integrity solutions provider ICR Integrity has acquired Sky-Futures Partners, which specializes in drone-based inspections and drone pilot training for the energy sector...

NDT Global

NDT Global has relocated its United Kingdom offices in Aberdeen to a more centralized hub.  The new offices are located in the heart of Aberdeen at Marischal Square, offering improved access and amenities for visiting regional customers...

Ismael Ripoll

Energy consultancy Xodus Group appointed Ismael Ripoll as its new advanced analysis lead.  Ripoll leads the team specializing in finite element analysis, covering areas including steel and flexible pipelines, pressure vessels and structures. ..

Jean-Luc Laloe

Geoquip Marine announced the appointment of Jean-Luc Laloe as an independent, non-executive director. Laloe has extensive offshore experience and has held a variety of positions at companies including Technip, Stolt Offshore, and Acergy /Subsea 7...

Gerald “Gerry” Grothe

PipeLine Machinery International (PLM) announced the retirement of Gerald “Gerry” Grothe, who sold and rented heavy equipment primarily to the pipeline industry for more than 40 years. Grothe began his career with Fabick Tractor in 1975, when the Alaska pipeline was under construction. ..

John Michael Boquet

Edison Chouest Offshore affiliate C-Innovation has named John Michael Boquet as health, safety and environment (HSE) manager, with responsibility for upholding overall employee safety, company adherence to internal policies and processes, and regulatory compliance...

Arno van Poppel

N-Sea Holding has named Arno van Poppel as chief executive of the subsea inspection, maintenance and repair services provider. He succeeds Gerard Keser, who will serve on the company’s advisory board. ..

Tommy Najar

Corrosion Resistant Alloys has appointed Tommy Najar as vice president of Commercial, with responsibility for its Commercial, Marketing, Accounting, Human Resources and Digital Optimization teams. He also will serve on the Corporate Leadership Team for the Houston-based alloy tube manufacturer. Naja..

David Inchausti

Chevron Corporation named David Inchausti as corporate vice president and comptroller, succeeding Jeanette Ourada, who elected to leave the company.  In his new role, Inchausti leads Chevron’s accounting, financial reporting and analysis, internal controls and Finance Shared Services organization...

Matt Pond

Corrosion Resistant Alloys LP appointed Matt Pond as chief financial officer.  A former vice president of business development at CRA, he worked at Energy Alloys and co-founded oilfield materials companies. ..

David Kellerstrass

Kirby-Smith Machinery (KSM) announced David Kellerstrass has been named general manager, Product Support Sales. Based in Dallas, Kellerstrass will manage product support sales operations, including oversight of 16 product support sales representatives. Prior to joining KSM, he was at Power Motive Co..

Flow Meter Provides Dual Measurements in Single Body

The Transus Instruments UIM-4F Duo natural gas custody transfer ultrasonic flow meter consists of two independent fiscal flow measurements in a single flow meter body, enabling enhanced condition-based diagnostics in a space saving, compact package.

Emerson: Crimpers

Emerson offers four new models of Greenlee battery hydraulic crimpers and cutters: the In-Line Quad Point Indenter (EK6ATILX, EK6FTILX), the 6-Ton Underground Indenting Crimper (EK6IDCLX), the In-Line ACSR and Guy Wire Cutter (ESC25LX). The tools have single-trigger activation, an enclosed impact-re..

John Deere

John Deere is unveiling three backhoes – the BH9B, BH10B and BH11B. Each was designed for operators handling light construction, utility work or landscaping. The attachments are ideal for tight spaces, offering swing-speed control and 180-degree capabilities. Cushioned cylinders allow for smooth ope..

Emerson

Emerson released the Micro Motion 4200 2-wire loop-powered Coriolis transmitter, a new design that makes it possible to replace existing two-wire flow devices with minimal effort and without incurring additional power or cabling costs. The device can accommodate the largest line size (4-inch) of any..

Sercel-GRC

Sercel-GRC (GRC) recently sold the 1000th Spy Pro gauge for downhole ESP systems. Rated for 5,000 and 10,000 psi at 150 degrees C (302 degrees F), the device can record up to 11 parameters, used to monitor the ESP production system. This includes intake and discharge pressures, intake and motor temp..

Chalmit

Chalmit launched its new Protecta X LED luminaire, which is up to 50% brighter than traditional linear lighting. It has user-definable light distribution, a lifespan of over 120,000 hours at 25° C and optional battery stick, meaning in can be installed in half the time. The Protecta X avoids the ove..

Potential Permitting Delays Could Raise Line 3 Costs

Enbridge said there is a risk its Line 3 replacement project could exceed its previous cost estimate of $6.71 billion (C$9 billion) because of delays to permits in the United States.

Howard Energy Plans New Gathering System in STACK Play

Howard Energy Partners (HEP) executed an agreement with a major North American oil and gas producer to construct, own and operate a new natural gas gathering system located in the over-pressured area of the prolific STACK play.

McDermott Announces First Cargo from Cameron LNG Train 1

McDermott International announced that the first cargo of LNG has been shipped from the Cameron LNG project in Hackberry, La., marking a key step in development of the facility and a precursor to the completion of Train 1. The latest development follows the announcement of first liquid from Cameron LNG Train 1 on May 14.