January 2009 Vol. 236 No. 1



Fundamentals Of Gas Pipeline Metering Stations

This article looks at pipeline natural gas metering station design but does not address the equations and empirical data used to calculate gas flow rates and volumes for custody transfer.


FERC Juggles Proxy Group In Kern River; Wellinghoff Named Acting FERC Chairman; FERC Punishes Open Season Rule Breakers

<strong>FERC Juggles Proxy Group In Kern River; Pipeline And Shipper Rebuffed</strong>

In The News

Industry Leaders Raise Welding Appreciation Among High School Educators

The future is bright for welding. That was the message conveyed to more than 100 Wisconsin high school counselors, educators and administrators at a recent symposium on welding careers in Neenah. WI. The event was sponsored by Miller Electric Manufacturing Co., Airgas, Miron Construction and AZCO Inc.


Alaska Takes Major Step To Achieve Long-Delayed Alaska Gas Pipeline

In a major milestone in state history, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin joined Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Irwin and Revenue Commissioner Patrick Galvin as the Alaska Gasline Inducement Act license was signed in Fairbanks.

Barnett Shale Honeymoon Is Over But Marriage Still Solid

Stories abound lately about changes that are taking place in the Barnett Shale gas-producing region of north Texas. Barnett Shale companies are taking leases off the table and announcing pullbacks. So, what is happening?

Fast Fusion Speeds Gas Pipeline Construction

Pacific Tank & Pipeline installed a 16-mile, 16-inch gas pipeline and two 12-inch gas pipelines in Wagner, OK for Houston-based Coronado Energy E&P Company, L.L.C.

IPIC Wins EPC Contract For Abu Dhabi Pipeline

China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) and International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) have signed an engineering, procurement and construction contract for the Abu Dhabi crude oil pipeline project in the United Arab Emirates.

Petrofac Wins Kuwaiti Contract

Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) has awarded Petrofac an engineering, procurement and construction services contract for a 140-km gas pipeline to link KOC’s Booster Station 131 in north Kuwait to its LPG plant at the Mina Al-Ahmadi refinery.

Year-Round Exports Begin From Sakhalin II

Sakhalin Energy marked the start of year-round oil export from its new oil export terminal at Aniva Bay in the south of Sakhalin Island that forms part of the Prigorodnoye port. The first cargo is oil from Molikpaq, Sakhalin Energy’s first platform, but the Piltun-Astokhskoye-B platform will soon begin sending oil into the system. Gas condensate from the third platform in the Lunskoye gas field will boost production.

Web Exclusive

Magnum Adds McGown, Quigley to Management

Magnum Gas Storage, LLC, announced January 11 the addition of two new members to the management team: Mike McGown, as CFO, and Sam Quigley, as general manager.

NGSA Names Ruder Chairman

The Natural Gas Supply Association (NGSA) announced its chairman and executive officers for 2010 January 11. Terrence L. Ruder, a senior vice president of Devon Energy Corp. of Oklahoma City, has assumed the association’s chairmanship for a two-year term.

What's New

Above Ground Markers Wireless Acoustic Pig Tracker

The Wireless Acoustic Pig Tracker is a new modular design that allows a wireless connection between the geophone and the user.


Azima DLI has announced the latest version of its rugged, four-channel diagnostic data collector and real-time analyzer, Azima DLI DCX™.

Cat Footwear d3o industrial footwear

Cat Footwear has introduced what it terms the world's first industrial footwear featuring d3o™, a revolutionary material for flexible impact protection.

Crowcon Xgard IR LPG Infrared Gas Detector

The Xgard IR LPG from Crowcon is a new, low-cost IR fixed gas detector designed to detect LPG hazards before concentrations reach flammable levels.

Glasforms Offering Marker Options

Glasforms is setting its sights on the ground-mounted flexible pipeline and gas utility marker industry.

Gordon Construction Co. Global Filter

The Global Filter, Self Cleaning Air Filter System is completely automated.

International Paint LLC Intertherm® 898 CSA

International Paint LLC, an AkzoNobel company, has introduced Intertherm® 898 CSA, a two-component cold spray aluminum-coating system specifically designed to help protect piping from corrosion and a wide range of temperatures with a single-coating solution.

Leica Geosystems GPS

With the new “Total GPS” and “Dual GPS” capabilities, RedLine improves workflow on the construction site.

MSA ULTIMA XE gas monitors

MSA says its well-proven ULTIMA XE gas monitors with display are now available with Highway Addressable Remote Transducer (HART) field communications protocol.

PFERD Inc. Combiclick®

PFERD is introducing what it describes as a totally new patented system for changing grinder discs that not only further reduces change-up time by 75% but also improves grinding productivity.

Phoenix Contact Industrial Radio Tranceiver

Phoenix Contact's new RAD-ISM-900-EN-BD is an industrial radio transceiver designed to bring ethernet or serial data onto IP-based networks from remote locations.

TerraGo® Technologies TerraGo Mobile

TerraGo® Technologies recently released TerraGo Mobile, said to be the first geospatial mobile application designed specifically for non-GIS users.

The Lincoln Electric Company Excalibur® 7028

Lincoln Electric announces the addition of the new Excalibur® 7028 low-hydrogen stick electrode to its premium line of Excalibur mild steel stick electrodes.

The Lincoln Electric Company Vista Welding Helmet

Lincoln Electric has expanded its Vista® line of auto-darkening welding helmets.