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Bishop Lifting Products, Inc. was the recipient of the Crane & Rigging Support – Silver award in Houston Business Roundtable’s Safety Excellence competition.

Major increases in U.S. shale gas production and the large number of new pipelines built over the last few years have led to lower U.S. natural gas prices, collapsing price spreads and major changes in pipeline capacity utilization on older, long-haul natural gas pipelines.

JAG flocomponents USA, Inc. announced June 30 that Pipeline Products Specialty Company will serve as its new Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and Corpus Christi area representative.

Converteam was awarded a new contract for nine Variable Speed Drives Systems with PetroChina for the emblematic West-East Gas Pipeline Project (WEPP), which is one of the biggest infrastructure projects in China.

“The map is not the territory.” – Alfred Korzibski

On Sept. 9, 2010, a gas transmission pipeline rupture in San Bruno, CA killed eight people and caused extensive property damage.

QNGS Holdings, LLC, a portfolio company of Quantum Energy Partners, LLC and Dr. Larry Bickle, announced that the company is combining its two natural gas storage development entities, Merchant Energy Partners, LLC of Denver, Colorado and Icon NGS, LLC of Houston, Texas.

PFERD says its Polifan® - Strong flap discs feature a major design innovation that allows the removal of more material in less time than any other consumable abrasive tool used with an angle grinder.

Southern Union Company has confirmed receipt of a proposal by The Williams Companies, Inc. to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Southern Union for $39.00 per share in cash.

Insituform Technologies, Inc. announced June 27 that its subsidiary Corrpro Companies, Inc. is forming a joint venture in Saudi Arabia with Saudi Trading & Research Co., Ltd. (STARC).

Lincoln Electric has introduced Lincolnweld® LAC-690, a low alloy flux-cored wire designed for submerged arc welding.