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Beneath the Bustling City, Pipelines Operate Largely Unnoticed

Utilities considering pipeline replacement or expansion within busy cities must have it all: Great communication, a solid plan, the latest technology and a smart public awareness strategy.

Sobek Renewable Natural Gas Project Breaks Ground in Florida

Brightmark, a global waste solutions provider, broke ground on the Sobek Renewable Natural Gas project, which will deliver gas into the TECO People Gas pipeline system.

Boost Comes for Egypt’s Crude Pipeline Market

Egypt is prioritizing midstream infrastructure in the drive toward transforming itself into a regional energy hub

Vacuum Excavator Market Surges with Enhanced Capabilities

Dual-purpose vacuum excavators are a familiar sight on horizontal directional drilling sites, but utility contractors have also found them valuable for other underground construction jobs.

Eliminating the Need for Pulling Augers

Performing large-diameter bores on-target and on-grade is always challenging, but that's especially true in rocky soils. Those conditions are precisely what was faced on a recent sewer replacement project in Kentucky

2020 Midyear International Outlook: Pipeline Construction & Market Trends

The COVID-19 crisis has dramatically affected oil and gas production and demand, leaving no midstream markets. As the pandemic continued to rage into midyear and economies sputtered to restart, projections seesawed and the demand outlook remained hazy.

Natural Gas Efficiency Programs Pay Off in Reduced Costs, Carbon Emissions

North American natural gas utilities have been spending nearly $4 million a day for programs to make customers more efficient use of the fuel. A new study shows those investments are paying off.

Editor's Notebook: Publishing P&GJ in the Age of COVID-19

Editor-in-Chief Michael Reed reflects on his personal experience during the coronavirus pandemic and how social distancing has changed the way Pipeline & Gas Journal is produced.

23rd Annual Municipal Sewer/Water Infrastructure Forecast

Presidential election years often spell trouble for public works funding programs, but that doesn't seem to be the case in 2020 for the sewer, water and stormwater markets.

Why Industry Needs to Keep Its Pipe Dreams Flexible

Flexible pipes were initially applied offshore as “kill and choke” lines, but today are found in every major production basin worldwide and used in a variety of applications to keep production flowing efficiently.

Spotlight on Guyana’s impending oil wealth

As ExxonMobil ramps up production from the Liza project, election buzz has caused murmurings that contracts should be renegotiated

Utility & Communications Construction Outlook

As the underground construction industry has continued to grow, limitations and risk factors are present that could impact sector performance. The most significant is demand for labor to complete the work opportunities that exist.

2020 North American Outlook: Industry Adopting ‘Wait And See’ Philosophy

If North America was one giant oil and natural gas basin with one spigot, the flow handle would probably be set at only half-open in 2020, a year when global events will determine if, and which direction, the handle moves.

Cost-effective, modular technologies for butane, propane and NGL treating

Hydrocarbon processing plants often encounter challenges with feedstocks containing high levels of mercaptans, which concentrate in hydrocarbon condensates and NGL when the mercaptans are not removed upstream by the acid gas removal unit (AGRU) or molecular sieve unit. While hydrogen sulfide (H2S), as well as carbon dioxide (CO2), are removed by amine treating units, most will remove little to no mercaptans. Only when physical solvents are used is removal possible.1,2

Case study: Improve gas processing by controlling condensation

Improved condensation and capture of NGL and water in natural gas cuts costs, maximizes production value, and avoids costly maintenance. Measuring and controlling temperature are key to success.

Circular economy: Getting in the door of opportunity ahead of a vanishing polymer market

Significant change is coming to the hydrocarbons industry. Up to 43% of the global conventional polymer production expected by 2040 may disappear due to circular economy (CE) initiatives. In addition, due to the growth in wind turbines and solar panels, and in lightweight composite materials in cars and planes, advanced materials waste is just beginning.