Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (KMP) LP and Targa Resources Partners LP have signed a letter of intent to form a joint venture to construct natural gas liquids (NGL) fractionation facilities at Mont Belvieu, TX, to provide services for producers in the Utica and Marcellus shale resource plays in Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

Regency Energy Partners LP plans to purchase Eagle Rock Energy Partners LP’s midstream business. The acquisition will complement Regency’s core gathering and processing business, and when combined with the proposed acquisition of PVR Resources, will further diversify Regency’s basin exposure in the Texas Panhandle, East Texas and South Texas.

The line of functionality between supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) and distributed control system (DCS) is blurring.

According to Reuters, a natural gas pipeline with an unknown capacity, operated by ONEOK Partners, exploded near Milfay, OK. No one was reported injured.

A leading energy economist expects the shale boom to retreat somewhat amid weak returns on capital investments that are already causing investors to turn their attention offshore where “risks are more understood.”

Standard practices today simply use human machine interfaces (HMI) as windows into a system by allowing some information to be passed back and forth through those windows. This method anticipates the user having the knowledge to use that information both in and out of the system, such as coming up with solutions to problems or passing the information along to the correct individuals.

The cold weather that blanketed much of the country in late November and December and made a "sizeable dent" in natural gas inventories and lifted prices, and if forecasters are correct that below-normal temperatures will persist through mid-January, there's more upside for gas prices ahead, Barclays Capital analysts said in an article published June 7 by Natural Gas Intelligence.

Your article "Help Wanted? OSU Campus Develops Pipeline Integrity Degree, Industry Partnerships" was very interesting and timely. There is a great need for a college degree program focused on pipeline integrity, as you know. When I read the part "Even for an interested and informed newcomer, the path toward a stable career is unclear," it struck a chord with me and hence, this email to you.

Promigas is a natural gas transportation company on the Atlantic coast of Colombia that, on average, transports 0.3 Bcf/d and may reach 0.6 Bcf/d at peak times. Its system consists of pipes ranging from 1-inch to 32-inch diameter with four entry points and 330 exit points, serving about 6.2 million homes.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama told U.S. state governors at a White House meeting Monday that he expects to decide on the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada in the next couple of months, two Republican governors said.

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