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Global demand for polyethylene resins – HDPE, LLDPE and LDPE – will rise 4% per year to 99.6 million metric tons in 2018, valued at $164 billion. Gains will match overall world economic growth, fueled by an acceleration in consumer spending and manufacturing activity.

Aux Sable Liquid Products LP announced a $130 million project that will increase the fractionation capacity of its extraction and fractionation facilities in Channahon, IL by 24,500 bpd.

Ian Davidson, member of Parliament: “Let me be clear. If the [natural gas distribution] companies find themselves in a position where the number of health and safety breaches is increasing, a plausible defense for them is to say that they cannot afford to do it because you are squeezing them too tightly.”

Plains All American Pipeline and Enterprise Products Partners are constructing a condensate gathering system into their Three Rivers terminal and doubling the mainline capacity on the Eagle Ford Joint Venture Pipeline from Three Rivers to Corpus Christi, TX. These expansions are supported by a long-term production commitment and are expected to be placed into service in 2015.

America’s natural gas utilities work with federal and state regulators to build and maintain a 21st century infrastructure capable of safely and reliably delivering natural gas to homes and business throughout the United States.

FMC Technologies Measurement Solutions has released what it describes as its latest, most advanced technological tool in fluid measurement, the Smith Meter® Ultra 8c liquid ultrasonic flowmeter.

Spectra Energy Partners has joined in development of the PennEast Pipeline. The proposed interstate natural gas pipeline will transport natural gas to meet growing energy demand in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Hard work is said to result in living the American dream. This ethos is one of the reasons McElroy has been a viable company for 60 years, but it’s just one part of the equation that made McElroy the world’s leading manufacturer of butt fusion machines for thermoplastic pipe.

Magellan Midstream Partners completed an extended open season on Nov. 6 seeking commitments on the proposed Saddlehorn Pipeline to transport various grades of crude oil from the Niobrara Shale to the partnership’s storage facilities in Cushing, OK.

Improvements in long-term performance of polyethylene (PE) piping compounds have created interest in the use of higher operating pressures for gas distribution piping systems.

In Canada, this has culminated in the approval of PE 100 pipe with an operating pressure of 145 pounds per square inch gage (psig) for SDR 11 pipe, and the approval of PE 2708 PLUS and PE 4710 PLUS compounds that qualify for a 0.45 design factor for gas applications.