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A Guide to New Robotics, Drone Technologies for Pipelines

Today, the pipeline industry can buy a wide range of technologies for automating, managing, monitoring, repairing and improving safety of pipeline infrastructure and operations.

U.S. Awards $98 Million in Grants to Support Pipeline Safety Efforts

PHMSA announced it is awarding $98.8 million in grants to states, territories, and tribes to help enhance pipeline and hazardous materials safety programs at the community level for 11 different safety programs.

Program to Pacify Nigeria's Oil Delta Stalled by Corruption, its Boss Says

Before the amnesty program, the region had experienced years of full-blown conflict, with armed groups blowing up pipelines and flow stations, kidnapping oil workers and fighting the armed forces.

Performance Measures Needed to Assess Liquid Pipeline Regulations

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) amended safety regulations in 2019. Several operators said they would need to modify or replace pipelines to accommodate certain inspection tools.

Operator Exceeds Requirements with Clamp-On Flow Meter Run Design

As a transporter, a company commits to the safe and reliable transfer of natural gas in adherence to the guidelines set forth by the American Gas Association (AGA), including the specifications outlined in its AGA Report No. 9, “Measurement of Gas by Multipath Ultrasonic Meters."

Energy, Manufacturing, Labor and Business Groups Urge Senate to Oppose Punitive Natural Gas Tax

The American Petroleum Institute (API) and 130 organizations across the natural gas and oil supply chain sent a letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works opposing legislation that would place a fee on methane.

U.S. Energy Firms Strain to Shake Off Hurricane's Toll

U.S. oil and gas companies strained to get offshore operations back up and running on Thursday as the extent of Hurricane Ida's damages became more apparent.

Taking a Quantitative Approach to Benchmarking Your Team

Benchmarking is the process of comparing products, services and processes within an organization to an external standard, exploring how and why other organizations achieve higher levels of efficiency. This same methodology can be used to benchmark your pipeline integrity personnel.

A Case Study: Control Room Management as a Service

As technology has advanced and overhead costs have grown, operators have voiced their concerns about how prohibitive the costs of such a framework are becoming for daily operations. In response, a new model of CRM and related operations has emerged to reduce operator costs, improve operational efficiency, and assist with CRM compliance.

Automated Compliance Management Aids Recordkeeping

Amid growing PHMSA regulation and evolving technology, gas utilities are being called to modernize and improve business processes to meet safety and compliance goals. Going through this process will cause organizations to experience change on many levels.

Pipeline Company Recognizes April as National Safe Digging Month

Georgia’s Colonial Pipeline is reminding homeowners and contractors that safe digging must remain a priority to protect people and prevent damage to critical utility services.

Spotlight on Utilities

Routine calls for utility workers led to lives being saved due to their proper training and quick thinking.

Germany’s Siemens Gutting Natural Gas Jobs Through 2025

Siemens Energy is cutting about 7,800 natural gas jobs until 2025, the company announced as part of its cost-saving initiatives.

Petroleum, Energy Organizations Combine to Form Energy Workforce & Technology Council

The council will represent more than 600 energy technology and services companies in the global energy supply chain providing solutions to enable a low-carbon future, safely, profitably, and sustainably.

Pembina Pipeline Launches Open Season on Cochin Pipeline

Through the open season, Cochin Canada will make available up to 14,000 barrels per day of committed capacity on the Canadian Segment of the Cochin Pipeline, subject to execution by an interested shipper of a transportation services agreement for requested capacity.

World Petroleum Council Accepting Excellence Awards Submissions

The objective of the WPC Excellence Awards is to distinguish companies, institutions or any public or private organization engaged in the oil and gas industry for promoting or operating with high excellence standards.

Oil Companies Tighten Nigeria Security as Protests, Job Losses Stoke Tension

Oil companies have asked Nigerian security services to tighten surveillance as more industry job losses may worsen desperation and aggravate problems of pipeline tapping, illegal oil refining and pirate attacks in the region.

Losses Mount for Oil Companies as Pandemic Grips Economy

Already struggling with weak prices from oversupply, the pandemic has intensified the pain for oil and gas companies.

Exxon to Cut 14,000 Jobs as Pandemic Hits Oil Demand

Exxon announced on Thursday that it would cut its global workforce by about 15% or about 14,000 jobs as the coronavirus pandemic has continued to suppress oil demand around the world.

Cenovus Energy to Cut Up to 25% of Combined Workforce After Husky Deal — Companies

Cenovus Energy announced on Tuesday plans to cut between 20 and 25% of its workforce once it finalizes the acquisition of Husky Energy.

Despite Recent Setbacks, Midstream Shows Confidence

The cancellation of Atlantic Coast Pipeline and the court order to shut down Dakota Access Pipeline will have a lasting impact on the midstream sector, signaling ongoing legal and regulatory challenges and making it harder to raise capital for large projects, a Pipeline & Gas Journal survey indicates.

UCT Conference Moves to Late Spring

The Underground Construction Technology International Conference & Exhibition (UCT) has been moved from late January 2021 to May 18-20 at Music City Center in Nashville.

Norway Could Cut 22% of Oil and Gas Output if Workers Strike

Norwegian oil firms plan to close down 22% of the country's oil and gas output, or 900,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day, if workers go on strike next week, the Norwegian Oil and Gas Association said.

Register for the Virtual Pipeline Opportunities Conference-EMEA

The POC-EMEA virtual conference is free to attend and will feature live and recorded sessions, allowing you the ability to tune in where you are, at a time that is convenient.

Pipeline Conference To Explore Germany’s Hydrogen Grid

Join the inaugural Pipeline Opportunities Conference – EMEA (POC-EMEA) from your home or office on September 17 and gain insight into the ongoing challenges operators and service companies face in the region.

API Names Distinguished Pipeline Safety Award Winners

Citgo, Colonial and Marathon were selected by their peers as winners of API's annual safety awards, which recognize leadership in fostering a proactive safety culture and sharing best practices with the industry.

Energy Firms Halt Return-to-Work Initiatives as Virus Cases Soar

Energy companies in Houston abruptly paused plans to return employees to their offices as cases of COVID-19 soared to the highest daily numbers recorded in the state and top hospitals warned they could soon run out of ICU beds.

Canada's Enbridge Says 800 Workers Take Voluntary Buyouts

Enbridge has reported that 800 workers have agreed to take voluntary buyouts as the pipeline operator seeks to cut costs amid the pandemic.

Pipeline Operator Energy Transfer Warns of Coming Job Cuts

Dallas-based pipeline operator Energy Transfer will begin cutting about 6% of its workforce next week, as the impact of weak oil and gas prices continued to spread through the energy industry.

NACE Partially Reopens Houston Training Center, Offers Online Courses

NACE International will begin reopening its Houston-based training center at the end of the month.

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