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BENTEK's Northeast Observer reported that on April 16 Transco proposed three pipeline expansions to transport approximately 700 MMcf/d of natural gas production out of the Leidy Hub in southern Potter County, PA, by 2016.

On the second anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon blowout, a national panel of researchers including University of Georgia marine scientist Samantha Joye has urged the federal government to reassess how it would respond to similar oil spills that might occur in the future.

One of the most challenging aspects of the oil and gas pipeline industry for this writer is its collective failure to embrace the technological advance of virtually every other industry – the use of an integrated data environment and real-time analytics to govern day-to-day operations.

Having proved resilient throughout the Great Recession compared to other sectors, the energy industry has the potential to be a key engine of economic growth and recovery, according to a new study by IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates (IHS CERA) and the World Economic Forum. The findings of the study were presented at CERAWeek 2012 in Houston.

The U.S. gas shale boom comes with the challenge of bringing that supply to market when new pipelines face safety questions, but Spectra Energy President and CEO Greg Ebel said the industry should be able to make the case for how gas is beneficial.

Conduit Capital Partners LLC, a private equity investment firm focused on energy infrastructure investment in Latin America and the Caribbean, will sell its remaining interest in the Peruvian pipeline project Gasoducto Andina del Sur (known as “Kuntur”) to Odebrecht, the Brazilian construction conglomerate.

Texas is the nation’s top producer of natural gas – an industry that provides nearly 1.3 million jobs and $60 billion in labor income to our economy annually. However, Texas’ use of natural gas has been decreasing – slowly but steadily – displaced by out-of-state coal.

In an interview with Pipeline & Gas Journal, David Sheehan, chairman of Tulsa-based Sheehan Pipe Line Construction Company, the nation’s oldest pipeline construction firm, offered his perspective on the impact of the shale boom on near-term pipeline construction, what is needed to reassure the public that shale development is safe and the possibility of future restrictive environmental regulations.

The three major North Slope producers and a major pipeline company are getting together to look at a proposed multibillion-dollar project that could result in exporting Alaska natural gas to Asia markets, according to a letter sent to Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell.

The protection of oil, gas and refined product pipelines against sabotage, illegal tapping and terrorist action, combined with the detection of leaks and in-line equipment failure, is a high priority in all countries, but has been notoriously difficult to achieve.

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