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In 2010, an incident in San Bruno, CA brought national attention to the oil and gas industry when a natural gas pipeline exploded in a residential neighborhood, leveling homes and claiming several lives. The resulting shockwave from the explosion was equivalent to a 1.1 magnitude earthquake.

According to a Douglas-Westwood report, Western Europe will continue to rely on imported Russian gas into the 2020s as mature offshore provinces struggle for growth, while large-scale shale gas extraction looks increasingly unlikely in the medium term. Following Moscow’s intervention in Ukraine and the resulting strained diplomatic ties with the West, it is unclear if North Sea production can support any drop in gas flow from Russia.

In 2010, two tragic events – a million-gallon crude oil spill near Marshall,
MI and a natural gas explosion in a San Bruno, CA neighborhood – occurred within two weeks of each other, focusing the nation’s attention on pipeline safety.

Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline Co. (TANAP) awarded WorleyParsons a five-year contract for the engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services for the 1,841-km Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline Project, which has an estimated total cost of US$11.7 billion.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The Front Range Pipeline that runs through eastern El Paso County has positioned Colorado to take advantage of the burgeoning market for natural gas liquids.

UPI reported strong bipartisan majorities of registered North Carolina voters support increased production of U.S. oil and natural gas, citing a poll by the North Carolina Petroleum Council.

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Two oil pipelines at the bottom the waterway linking Lakes Huron and Michigan will get additional support structures to help prevent potentially devastating spills, officials said Thursday.

Real experts in the tricky field of natural gas measurement don’t come along every day. Those who do emerge find that their names and reputations precede them, be it in the operational, commercial or research side of the business. And that is where we find John Lansing today.

Technip has been awarded an engineering, procurement and technical assistance contract by Fengzhen Wanjie Gas Co. Ltd. for an LNG plant in Fengzhen City, Inner Mongolia Province, China. The plant will consist of 1.3 million Nm3/day LNG train (0.35 Mtpa) and a 0.3 million Nm3/day compressed natural gas (CNG) station.

Vacuworx, celebrating 15 years as a thought-leader in vacuum-lifting technology and provider of heavy-duty material handling equipment, reports the company is ready to grow amid increasing worldwide demand.