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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.

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.

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.

Rice University scientists have created an earth-friendly way to separate carbon dioxide from natural gas at wellheads.

A porous material invented by the Rice laboratory of chemist James Tour sequesters carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, at ambient temperature – with pressure provided by the wellhead – and lets it go once the pressure is released. The material shows promise as a replacement for more costly and energy-intensive processes.

Oil and gas pipe measurement specialist Optical Metrology Services (OMS) has completed a pipe measurement and fit-up survey on a critical section of pipeline for the Gorgon Upstream Jansz Scarp Crossing.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Board of Public Works approved a wetlands license on Wednesday for Dominion Resources to build a pier that is needed to construct a liquefied natural gas export facility in Calvert County.

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.