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Well-organized workforce housing can be a valuable partner for companies pursuing their sustainable development goals, as well as a component of long-term profitability.

TransCanada Corporation’s wholly owned subsidiary, NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL), has signed agreements with Chevron Canada Limited (CVX) and an Apache Canada Ltd. wholly owned and controlled partnership (APA) for 1.9 Bcf/d of firm natural gas transportation services to underpin the development of a major extension of TransCanada's NGTL System.

Despite vast U.S. shale gas resources and technological advances making recovery economically feasible, an absence of incentives supporting the usual investment model in which a company builds, owns and operates new pipelines – supported by long-term contracts for capacity – is hampering construction.

Canyon Midstream Partners, LLC has entered into gathering and processing agreements with XTO Energy Inc., a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corporation, and Apache Corporation for midstream services on Canyon’s James Lake System.

The Department of Energy is changing its approach in reviewing liquefied natural gas (LNG) export applications. This has been a controversial issue for several years as U.S. gas reserves have exploded, metaphorically, in the face of shale fracking.

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, L.L.C. (TGP), a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P., proposes the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Northeast Energy Direct Project to upgrade its pipeline system in New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Connecticut. The project is a combination of TGP’s proposed Pennsylvania to Wright, NY and Wright to Dracut, MA projects.

Pipeline transmission systems operate at high pressures which must be reduced (regulated) at off-takes and distribution points. Additionally, at compressor stations and power plants, the gas pressure to feed the fuel systems of gas turbines has to be reduced to a level acceptable to the fuel system controls.

Technip, in partnership with China HuanQiu Contracting & Engineering Corporation, was awarded a contract by Basra Gas Company for front-end engineering design (FEED) for the Ar Ratawi Natural Gas Liquids Train 1 project at North Rumaila in Basra Province, Iraq.

In case you hadn’t realized it, the construction business is no longer strictly a man’s domain. Thanks to inspired and inspiring executives such as Gretchen Gagel, president of Continuum Advisory Group, that image is undergoing a gradual change and will continue to do so as long as we build houses, factories and yes, pipelines.

Petrofac has been awarded an engineering and procurement contract by Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) to provide services for its Rabab Harweel Integrated Project (RHIP) in the Harweel Cluster of fields in the south of Oman.