February 16, 2018
Construction for about half of the pipeline has now been approved. Canadian pipelines have been increasingly contested, both between companies and the public and between regional governments. The proposed pipeline will run from the tar sands in Alberta across to Burnaby in British Columbia (BC). Canada’s National Energy Board (NEB), the independent federal regulator... [Read More]

February 15, 2018
The company, Runtech Systems Oy, specialises in turbo vacuum technology systems and optimisation solutions across a range of process-orientated markets. Local press is reporting that the transaction totalled about $93 million (€74.4 million). Vicente Reynal, Gardner Denver’s CEO, commented on the acquisition in a statement: “This transaction is aligned... [Read More]

February 14, 2018
To celebrate its 99th birthday, Tomlinson Hall is to give £99 for old pumps, and give the money from scrapping them to the RNLI. Tomlinson Hall hopes the scheme will save end users money by encouraging them to swap from older, less energy efficient pumps. In what it is calling the ’99 for 99’ initiative, the UK-based pump manufacturer and distributer... [Read More]

February 14, 2018
The new version of the flowmeter is made to give accurate flow measurement of fluids from -10 to +110 degrees Celsius. The company used their PEEK pipe connections for the meter and gives the option form a glass or stainless steel flow tube. The Atrato meets an ingress protection standard (administered by the International Electrotechnical Commission) of IP54, which protects... [Read More]

February 14, 2018
12 February the Commerce Department opened cases into alleged dumping of welded pipes from Canada, China, India, Korea, Turkey and Greece. The investigation came on the same day President Trump said that ‘Canada does not treat us right’ regarding trade during a press conference for his infrastructure plan. The Commerce Department investigations are looking... [Read More]

February 13, 2018
The plan, released 12 February, gives the Secretary of the Interior more approval power and outlines timeframes for approvals by agencies. The plan would significantly reduce the amount of environmental regulations for new projects and affect pipeline approvals across the US, including in places where new oil and gas infrastructure faces severe opposition. It also gives... [Read More]

February 13, 2018
The valve and actuator specialist said that the new facility comes as part of an effort to consolidate growth in the UK by expanding its actuated valve workshop and warehouse facilities. The 360m2 building, called the Bonomi Actuation Centre, doubles the company’s pallet racking space. Bonomi hopes the added capacity will enable greater efficiencies in its central... [Read More]

February 13, 2018
Federal regulators have posted a corrective action order following cracks in two of the five storage tanks of Cheniere Energy’s Sabine Pass LNG Terminal in Cameron Parish, Louisiana. Such orders are only issued when there is a danger of ‘serious harm to life, property, and the environment’. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s... [Read More]

February 12, 2018
United Utilities, a water company in North West England, is using a cocker spaniel to detect leaks by smelling the small amounts of chlorine in mains water. The dog is still in its trial phase. The utility is hoping that the dog, called Snipe, will be able to identify leaking pipes in areas where leak detection is more difficult due to the generally wet conditions. To... [Read More]

February 9, 2018
The bill aims to reform a process that has become stuck due to complex approval routes and polarised interests. The Canadian oil and gas industry has been stunted recently by a lack of infrastructure to get fuel to market. Disputes between stakeholders, local governments (notably Alberta and British Columbia) and public opposition have delayed new projects. The bill,... [Read More]

February 9, 2018
The CIRCOR subsidiary says that the pumps optimise unloading and transfer of product in refinery and tank terminal operations. The series is API 676-3rd compliant and suited for application in the oil and gas industry. The pumps are designed for delivery of different fluids at an operator-specified rate, even during processes with changing or unpredictable conditions.... [Read More]

February 8, 2018
A report from the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) has found that the oil and gas industry has seen some improvement after pressure from investors, but are not doing enough to keep up with demands for transparency. The EDF report studied the voluntary methane leak reporting practices of sixty four major upstream and midstream companies, finding that only four report quantitative... [Read More]

February 8, 2018
The shutdown is the second since December, when a piece of granite caused a hairline crack. The company put a statement out 7 February saying that a feed control valve had closed at its Kineil terminal at 10:20 AM. INEOS restarted the pipeline overnight after fixing the valve. According to the company, automated safety systems functioned normally to close the pipeline... [Read More]

February 7, 2018
The company expects the acquisition to complement their current business in the systems, service and process sectors. FPE Global, a company that manufactured processing technologies and industrial mixing systems for the chemicals and plastics industries (as well as for other consumer industries), went into administration at the end of November 2017. The FTP product range... [Read More]

February 7, 2018
By using datasets that are made using a diverse range of sources, researchers say that the debate over water quality and shale drilling can become more constructive. The Shale Network, a group of researchers funded by the National Science Foundation, is trying to facilitate the conversation between communities, watershed groups, local government and industry by encouraging... [Read More]

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