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Inspection and assessment capabilities in the pipeline industry are constantly improving, thanks to competitive technology developments. More advanced inline inspection (ILI) tools yield better data on pipeline condition, which in turn drives the need for advanced assessment capabilities to leverage the improved data quality and accuracy. Damage mechanisms like dents, cracks and internal and external corrosion can now be accurately quantified.

Alliance Pipeline plans to develop a pipeline and associated facilities in North Dakota to transport liquids-rich natural gas.

Southcross Energy acquired 58 miles of natural gas pipelines in South Texas from Tauber Pipeline, LLC.

Bluestone Gathering has signed a long-term agreement with Southwestern Energy Services Co. to build and operate a natural gas gathering system in Susquehanna County, PA and Broome County, NY.

New areas of hydrocarbon production in the U.S. and Canada are supplying more and more natural gas, crude oil and natural gas liquids (NGLs) as production comes from shale deposits and other unconventional resources.

On April 15, 2010 at approximately 4 p.m., the quiet neighborhood of Calhoun, GA, 65 miles north of Atlanta, was rocked by an explosion. The force of the blast blew out windows within a quarter-mile radius and could be felt up to two miles away.

Bluestone Gathering has signed a long-term agreement with Southwestern Energy Services Co. to build and operate a natural gas gathering system in Susquehanna County, PA and Broome County, NY.

ENI has started production from the Appaloosa field in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, 60 miles off the Louisiana coast.

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Inc. announced the launch of new valued-added services for its customers in the U.S., Canada and around the world. New services include detailed equipment information, real-time auction results through rbauction.com, equipment financing, powertrain service warranties and property and cargo insurance.

Until recently, flow measurements in pipeline sizes above 12-inch diameter were usually done with conventional measurement principles, mostly following Bernoulli's pressure difference principle or mechanical devices that were moved by the media and the number of movements being counted.