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WHITE SHIELD, N.D. (AP) — The environmental director of an American Indian tribe said he's been shut out of the tribe's response to a massive saltwater spill on its North Dakota reservation, and criticized leaders for leaving the public "in the absolute dark" on its severity.

There is a trend in Enterprise SCADA toward larger systems controlling more assets from a single location within the pipeline company. As additional control systems are required for new assets, expansion of existing assets or projects to replace legacy systems, it is natural to want to leverage or expand an existing successful SCADA infrastructure.

A leaking oil pipeline caught fire in the northeastern Chinese port city of Dalian on July 1, forcing the evacuation of nearly 20,000 residents. According to press reports, the pipeline was damaged by construction work, allowing oil to flow into a sewage pipe, and catch fire. No deaths or injuries were reported. However, China National Petroleum Corp. reported 20,000 nearby residents had to be evacuated.

In a meeting held in Houston on April 22-23, NAESB’s Gas-Electric Harmonization (GEH) Forum continued its efforts to forge a consensus of natural gas and electric industry stakeholders in response to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) on gas-electric coordination announced by FERC on March 20. (Docket No. RM14-2-000, available at http://tinyurl.com/mleskru.)

The 26th World Gas Conference is coming to Paris, France June 1-5, 2015. The International Gas Union (IGU) coordination committee is accepting abstract submissions for inclusion in the official conference program until Sept 1.

TORONTO (AP) — The weak safety culture of a now-defunct railway company and poor government oversight were among the many factors that led to an oil train explosion that killed 47 people in Quebec last year, Canada's Transportation Safety Board said in a new report released Tuesday.

MONTEZUMA CREEK, Utah (AP) — Utah environment officials say a rain-triggered rock slide is believed to have ruptured an oil well pipeline in southeast Utah last week, sending crude oil into the San Juan River.

Each time there is a fallout between Russia and Ukraine, urgent calls are made for the European Union to free itself from Russian gas. The reality is that the EU is in a better state than it has been for two decades.

Peru has awarded the Brazilian builder Odebrecht and Spanish gas grid operator Enagás the construction and subsequent operation and maintenance contract of the Peruvian South Pipeline Project. The 1,000-km pipeline will run from the Peruvian jungle to the southern coastal city of Moquegua.

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