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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.

The seventh annual Pipeline Opportunities Conference, presented by Pipeline & Gas Journal and the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA), was held April 19 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Houston. The event drew more than 400 attendees who came to hear 16 key industry executives discuss activities and issues related to today’s challenges for U.S. oil and gas pipelines. Pipeline safety was also a considerable focus of this year’s program along with an Alaskan Natural Gas Pipeline update and a session on new pipeline construction opportunities.

Eagle Ford Gathering LLC announced agreements to provide transportation, processing and fractionation services to Petrohawk Energy Corporation and Rosetta Resources Operating LP in the Eagle Ford Shale play in South Texas.

Widespread exploitation of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing techniques has made it possible to extract vast amounts of natural gas previously locked in shale formations throughout the United States. This relatively recent development has likely changed the domestic energy landscape for decades to come.

Southcross Energy announced July 5 that the company has acquired approximately 58 miles of natural gas pipelines in South Texas from Tauber Pipeline, LLC, a subsidiary of Tauber Oil Company, Houston.

With domestic supplies of natural gas overwhelming domestic demand, LNG terminals – in a dramatic reversal from just a few years ago – are looking to build liquefaction facilities and export, not import.

After a spill from an ExxonMobil Pipeline Company oil pipeline along the Yellowstone River on Friday, July 1, the company has released an update on cleanup efforts.

A critical report from a Federal Communications Commission advisory committee on June 30 was the latest hitch in the plans of a company called LightSquared to offer new 4G wireless service to broadband users.

Colonial Pipeline has begun a series of system upgrades that by June 2012 will add 55,000 barrels of daily distillate capacity.

INPEX has announced plans to build a 63-mile, 20-inch diameter natural gas trunkline extending from Itoigawa city, Niigata Prefecture, to Toyama Prefecture, Japan.