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There are striking similarities between the pre-dot com period and today’s growing use of mobile technology. That is not to suggest now is the time to contemplate a new stock market boom. It is just that today’s mobile technology resembles what was then the Internet - much discussed, used en-masse by consumers and watched but yet to be widely adopted by business. In this article we discuss mobile: demystify it and look at current practices in the pipeline sector and how mobile can potential improve process and efficiency.

Optical fiber is increasingly being deployed in many upstream and midstream applications. It is now regularly used to provide high bandwidth telecommunications and infrastructure for SCADA, and is being used more to sense pressure, temperature and strain, along buried onshore pipelines, on subsea pipelines and down hole. In this article results are presented from the latest sensing capability using standard optical fiber to detect acoustic signals along the entire length of a fiber.

After committing early on in his term to renewable energy sources like wind and solar, President Obama has steadily increased his support for increased natural gas exploration and production, according to Bloomberg.

U.S. utilities are burning a record amount of natural gas for generating electricity without triggering a predicted boost to the fuel's price from near 10-year lows. The power companies used 34% more gas in February than a year earlier, Energy Department data show. Southern Co., among the largest U.S. coal plant operators, is on pace to consume more gas than coal in 2012 for the first time in its 100-year history.

Clamp-on ultrasonic meters provide accurate measurement for natural gas reservoir storage wells and in several other applications. Natural gas is stored during the warm months so it is available when demand increases.

A representative sample of a hydrocarbon product is necessary to ensure proper accounting for transactions and efficient product processing. The amount of hydrocarbon product that is transported between producer, processor, distributor and end-user is significant.

Barton Community College’s Natural Gas programs have grown by leaps and bounds since the first curriculum was introduced in August 2008, but the roots go back to almost three decades ago when MidWest Energy began working with Barton, based in Great Bend, KS, to build a gas field on college grounds to train their workers.

In recent months the biggest news in the hyperactive midstream energy sector involves the acquisitions of three companies destined to make their buyers kings of the pipeline business for years to come.

Rex Energy Corp. of State College, PA, together with its partners in Keystone Midstream Services, LLC, has closed on the sale of Keystone to a subsidiary of MarkWest Energy Partners L.P. The sale includes two cryogenic gas processing plants, the Sarsen Plant and newly commissioned Bluestone Plant, with a combined 90 MMcf/d of capacity, a gas gathering system and associated field compression in Butler County, PA.

At the March 2012 version of the annual IHS CERAWeek energy conference in Houston, one panel discussion concerned the petrochemicals industry and its growing renaissance in the lower 48 states riding the wave of plentiful and low-priced natural gas supplies. It was generally agreed that the opportunities for gas and related infrastructure in the chemicals industry were “wide and deep,” and likely to grow.

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