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As master limited partnerships (MLPs) come to dominate the midstream business, the people who helm them must understand not only the intricacies of gas and liquids extraction and transportation, but the financial methods and strategies that drive their firms’ investment and market success. One way to gain that knowledge is from a career path with plenty of unexpected turns.

The utility construction market, and particularly the distribution and transmission pipeline construction market, are exceptionally healthy and the overall mood and perspective of contractors is one of great optimism.

IEA Chief Economist Fatih Birol synthesized the agency’s 2013 World Energy Outlook and his own analysis to suggest that for the next 20 years, low energy costs caused by the early and plentiful development of shale gas and energy infrastructure will give the United States a large competitive advantage over other nations when it comes to attracting and developing business.

In recent months, MarkWest Energy Partners has commenced operations of seven major infrastructure projects in the Northeast, including five new cryogenic processing plants totaling 1 Bcf/d of capacity and two fractionation facilities totaling 98,000 bpd of C2+ fractionation capacity.

The U.S. and Canada will require annual average midstream natural gas, crude oil and natural gas liquids midstream infrastructure investment of nearly $30 billion per year, or $641 billion (real US$2012) total over the 22-year period from 2014 to 2035, a new study found.

A combination of environmental and safety concerns elevated in recent years has made the chase to corral and eventually eliminate methane leaks from the nation’s natural gas infrastructure a budding crusade.

Offshore Technology Conference (OTC 2014) - the world’s foremost event for the development of offshore resources in drilling, exploration, production, and environmental protection -- will be held May 5-8 in Houston's Reliant Center.

You might justifiably say that Gas Transmission Services, Inc. is a model one-stop-shop if you’re in the natural gas business, especially in California. The company, better known as GTS, works for nearly anyone involved in the natural gas value chain, from gas pipeline owners and operators to gas producers to residential and commercial developers to public power and investor-owned utilities to producers of biomethane. Among their wide variety of services, hydrotesting heads the list. Last fall, GTS authored a study on hydrotesting for the INGAA Foundation.

Industry experts and company leaders alike have been talking about the looming construction labor shortages for years now. The Great Recession has exacerbated this concern due to the thousands of workers that have left the construction industry.

The European outlook for the offshore pipe industry in 2014 is positive, according to a recent study conducted by Tata Steel.

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