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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).

Chart recorders, deadweight testers and analog pressure gauges have been stock tools of the gas pipeline trade for decades. Each device brought several advantages technicians needed, so all three became common, despite the drawbacks they came with. Now reference recorders are available to replace all three with a single instrument.

El Paso and Spectra announced that their jointly developed project, Marcellus Ethane Pipeline System (MEPS), is holding a 30-day open season.

Koch Pipeline Company, L.P. received final shareholder approval to build a 20-inch crude oil pipeline between Pettus and Corpus Christi, TX to move Eagle Ford production.

To date, limited testing has been done to determine the effects pulsation in the gas stream may have on the ultrasonic meter’s accuracy and performance. Some previous testing does show that there may be an impact on accuracy when the frequency of the pulsation is the same as -- or a multiple of -- the sampling frequency of the ultrasonic meter.

Lone Star NGL LLC, a Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. and Regency Energy Partners LP joint venture, will construct a 530-mile NGL pipeline from Winkler County in west Texas to the Jackson County processing plant in Jackson County, TX.