Editor's Notebook

PGJ: A Shared Pipeline Experience

After sitting at the keyboard for several minutes, though, I realized that hitting on the high points of a magazine that was already more than 150 years old when I joined the staff seven years ago – and has grown to be so much more than a magazine in the digital age – would be a fool’s errand for a couple of reasons.

Boom or Bust in the Permian?

Things are heating up in Texas, and it’s not just the weather. There are numerous complexities surrounding the most prolific shale region in North America that has everyone working in the basin uneasy. Though the Permian Basin, in Texas and New Mexico, has pushed the U.S. past Russia and Saudi Arabia as the world’s top crude producer, some headwinds have appeared that have this basin fluxed.

Small Pipeline Team Invests Big in Safety

Trying to convey a consistent and impactful safety message often presents a challenge for big companies. LyondellBasell recently marked their 10th anniversary of Global Safety Day, an annual event that involves every office, manufacturing site and research center around the world. Global Safety Day focuses attention on safety issues, including subjects not usually part of the work day conversation, such as identity theft prevention, grilling safety, mental health and even yoga.

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.

Editor's Notebook

To All the Women I’ve Worked with Before OK, a Julio Iglesias song lyric its not, but the women it represents is impressive. I recently received an email requesting abstracts for the Women’s Global Leadership Conference in Energy (WGLC) that’s being held in Houston this October. It is an inspirin..

Spring Conference Season in Full Gear

Joe Hollier, Editor While attending the Pipeline Technical Conference in Berlin, Germany, last month, I came across multiple new innovations designed to improve or protect the pipeline industry, and a few projects that are making a big splash in that part of the world. One large project became of..

Unwanted Night Moves

Whenever the subject of internal corrosion in pipelines comes up, it rekindles some unpleasant memories from my extensive time as a pipeline company spokesperson. Being part of an emergency response team for over 12 years was rewarding in many ways, but there was always an uneasy feeling when the phone would ring in the middle of the night.

Deciphering Today's Media Bias

Saying President Donald Trump has had some major differences with the mainstream media is an understatement. Recently, the New York Times published an anonymous op-ed piece by a “senior official” in the administration who claims administrative attempts to hold Trump back are very real. “Fake News,” ..

Editor's Notebook

By Joe Hollier, Editor As a kid growing up most of my friends had dogs. They ranged from pure-breeds to mutts, but they were all regular house pets. My older siblings each had their own dog. Spartacus, a large black-and-tan coonhound, was my brothers, and my sister had a beautiful collie named Shaw..

A New Mexican Administration: Taking Action

As the new administration offers additional insight into its policies, it appears that Mexico will continue to offer a business-friendly environment when Andrés Manuel López Obrador takes office as its new president on Dec. 1.

Why Canadians Should do the World a Favor and Build More Pipelines

But from a national interest, economic, humanitarian, and even environmental standpoint, there is a strong case for Canadian pipelines. This includes establishing a natural-gas export corridor from Prince George to Prince Rupert, completing the Trans Mountain loop and Keystone expansion, and freezing future pipeline development. The world will thank Canada for it.

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’..

Jon Peters: When Life Grabs You by the Baseballs

Those in the oil and gas industry would be wise to learn from the story of fellow industry professional and former high school baseball phenom, Jon Peters.

The Steel Backlash

Leaders from U.S. oil and gas associations urge President Trump to rethink his decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

Guest Editorial: NYC Housing not Feeling the Heat

CEO of a public housing organization in New York says moving ahead with natural gas pipeline construction projects would benefit the state and its residents.