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Canada’s National Energy Board (NEB) has been inundated by 1,800 applications from those interested in participating in hearings on the proposed Energy East oil pipeline that would carry over MMbpd from Western Canada to export terminals on the country’s Atlantic coast.

California Public Utilities Commission voted April 9 to penalize Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PG&E) $1.6 billion for a 2010 gas pipeline explosion that killed eight people and destroyed more than three dozen homes in suburban San Francisco. The penalty comes as the state’s top regulator, Commission President Michael Picker, has called for a larger review that suggests the energy giant could be broken up.

The Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) held the Central Gulf oil and gas lease sale 235 on March 18 which drew $538,780,056 in high bids for tracts on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf offshore Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. A total of 42 offshore energy companies submitted 195 bids on 169 tracts, covering about 923,700 acres. The sum of all bids received totaled $583,201,520.

Process principles governing the exploration, midstream and downstream operations in the oil and gas arena are by no means new. As with any process that has evolved through years of experiential knowledge, engineering took a backseat to first-hand experience. This is no longer the case in today’s midstream facilities. While the overall purpose of the industry has not changed, the process has been fine-tuned to suit shale type, more stringent product specifications and modified regulatory policies.

Hazardous liquid pipelines are unhappy with how the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) wants to implement a provision of the 2011 pipeline safety law requiring companies to go back and test old steel pipelines for integrity.

Flames engulfed a Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) platform in the Bay of Campeche on April 1, killing four workers and forcing others to leap into the waters below.

As the worldwide demand for energy drives new investments in oil & gas exploration, production, and transportation, an increased need for visibility into flow measurement across the enterprise comes with it. The market not only requires accurate flow metering for upstream, midstream, and downstream applications, but also needs to be able to access this information across the enterprise.

What's new from Rotork, Ajax TOCCO, Crest Industrial, Transducers Direct, Tulsa Rig Iron and more.

The Offshore Technology Conference 2015 (OTC 2015) set for May 4-7 at NRG Park in Houston will bring together more than 100,000 industry leaders and buyers from 130-plus countries, all of whom want to explore how technology, best practices and emerging trends can provide the energy needed for the world.

Nick “Big Bully” Busick knows something about safety. In fact, he knows a lot about safety. You don’t step into the ring against the likes of the legendary Abdullah the Butcher without knowing how to keep yourself safe or you won’t survive 10 seconds against someone like the 400-pound madman from Sudan, who has torn apart more than one opponent’s face with his teeth, a pencil or whatever his favorite foreign object of the moment happens to be.