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Marcus W. Sexton, P.E., of Alliance Engineering, was elected 2011-12 president of the Pipeliners Association of Houston at the group’s dinner meeting on June 8. The group also made its annual scholarship awards and recognized Ray Lewis of ROSEN with a Lifetime Achievement Award for 60 years of service in the industry.

The 2005 oil-sharing agreement which had been one of the highly contested issues between North and South Sudan may now be resolved.

Each year gas utilities issue thousands of orders to shut off service for a variety of reasons. And, if an employee is unable to access the meter on the first visit, additional trips are required. This drives up operational costs, decreases productivity – and potentially increases exposure to liabilities.

Denso’s SeaShield SplashZone UW Epoxy is a solvent-free patching compound used for repairing pits, cracks and voids in steel, concrete, wood and other surfaces with minimal experience or tools required.

LyondellBasell has signed an agreement to purchase 200 miles of pipeline near Houston from BP by its Equistar Chemicals LP subsidiary.

After TransCanada's Bison pipeline experienced an as-yet-unexplained rupture in Wyoming July 20, an investigation is under way but has not yet uncovered the cause of the accident. The rupture occurred in remote country and did not result in any injuries or property damage aside from the pipeline itself.

NuStar Logistics and Velocity Midstream Partners plan to build a 70-mile pipeline to transport Eagle Ford shale oil products to NuStar’s terminal near Corpus Christi.

Argentina's second LNG import facility, a joint development between YPF S.A., ENARSA, Excelerate Energy and GNL Escobar (GNLE), was officially opened for business on June 8.

To highlight the latest developments in corrosion technologies, the Corrosion Institute of Southern Africa (CorrISA) scheduled a one-day technical workshop at Petro.t.ex Africa for June 9 covering the topic of field joint coatings. The Petro.t.ex Africa expo was scheduled for June 7-9 at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Johannesburg.

In the U.S. and many other countries, shared land use by pipelines and other utilities is common. This trend means the number of overhead high-voltage transmission lines parallel to and sharing a common corridor with underground pipelines has increased, and they all need grounding to prevent interference by alternating current (A/C).