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Regency Energy Partners announced June 2 that it has entered into agreements to provide gas and condensate gathering services for a producer in the Eagle Ford Shale.

DCP Midstream LLC and Targa Resources Partners LP have entered agreements that provide a long-term anchor commitment to the DCP Midstream Sandhills Pipeline LLC.

This article summarizes a SCADA implementer’s perspective regarding the intent of the Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s (PHMSA) Control Room Management (CRM) rule. In addition, it intends to provide a fresh approach to CRM, describing why companies should use the CRM process to go beyond compliance requirements and implement operating best practices that would significantly enhance operations reliability and pipeline safety.

UniversalPegasus International (UPI) was awarded the prestigious Vice President’s Gold Medal Safety Award, TransCanada Corporation’s highest award for safety performance, for an exceptional safety record for work on the Keystone Cushing Extension Project.

Genesis Energy plans to expand its crude oil pipeline and terminal capabilities on the upper Texas Coast and to expand its refinery services operating footprint with a new sour gas processing facility by year-end.

The pipeline industry has long been interested in evaluating the effects of external loading due to fill and surface loads, such as excavation equipment, on buried pipes. This interest stems not only from the initial design of pipeline systems, but also from the need to evaluate changing loading conditions over the life of the pipeline. Variations in loading conditions can arise due to the construction of roads and railroads over the pipeline and one-time events in which, for example, heavy equipment must cross the pipeline.

Worldwide pipe manufacturer TMK IPSCO held a ground-breaking ceremony May 3 for a new 51,000-square-foot Research & Development Center in Houston.

You might expect the folks at Koch Pipeline Company, L.P. to be in feeling pretty good about themselves and their company these days, and with good reason. In April, the company won the API Pipeline Distinguished Environmental and Safety Award in recognition of its employees having worked all of 2010 with no minor or significant injuries.

Argentina and Bolivia are building a cross-border pipeline to transport up to 27 MMcf/d of natural gas from Bolivia to the northern Argentine province of Salta.

The Argentine section will be 32-km-long, 30 inches in diameter and cost an estimated $US49.7 million; the Bolivian section will be 18-km-long, 32 inches in diameter and cost $US43 million.

REM Directional installed three underground pipelines using the Direct Pipe method for the first time in the United States.

First use of the system was in Florida, where REM Directional installed a natural gas pipeline under a highway utilizing the Direct Pipe method.