Technology - Corrosion

Taiwan's CPC Inks First US Term Crude Purchase Deal

Taiwan's CPC has awarded a tender to an unnamed U.S. trading company and it will receive 2 million barrels of U.S. WTI Midland crude, the official said.

Reuters

Better Prediction

Not every pipeline repair is equally urgent. How can pipeline operators tell the difference?

Bruce A. Young and Jennifer M. O’Brian, Battelle Memorial Institute

The Interview: Building The Backbone With John Stupp

North America’s midstream has enjoyed a significant growth spurt in the past decade with the unconventional shale boom—and that means thousands of miles of new pipe added to the nation’s already outstanding transportation infrastructure. Much of that pipe has been supplied from Stupp Corp., which credits its role as “producing the pipelines that form the backbone of our continent’s energy infrastructure.” Its CEO took time to visit with Midstream Business to reflect on his firm’s distinguished past—and vision for the future.

Paul Hart

Gas Price Spikes In LA Tied To Aliso Canyon Troubles

Southern California gas prices this summer have careened wildly as a result of restrictions on Aliso Canyon storage facility, EIA said.

Joseph Markman, Hart Energy

PHMSA’s Proposed Rules: Welcome Regulatory Certainty Or Just Unwelcome?

API, INGAA unhappy with expanded reach of PHMSA’s natural gas pipeline proposed regulations.

Joseph Markman, Hart Energy

Underground Gas Storage Wells: The Front-Line For Integrity Management

Real-time data evaluation critical to integrity management of underground natural gas storage.

Dr. Liane Smith, Special to Hart Energy

Plains Must Purge Crude From Line 903 Pipeline

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration said surveys reveal Line 903 has similar corrosion characteristics as Line 901, which ruptured and spilled crude along Santa Barbara County, Calif., coast, Reuters said.

Erin Pedigo

Corrosive California Oil Put On Tankers To Asia

“Orphaned oil,” corrosive and contaminated with organic chlorides, is now shipping out after sitting three years in tanks outside San Francisco. Chevron loaded it onto two Asia-bound tankers, Bloomberg said.

Bloomberg

FOX-TEK Provides Corrosion Monitoring Systems For A Technology Development Project

Fiber Optic Systems Technology Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, has reported that the corporation will provide corrosion monitoring systems for a technology development project for the pipeline industry supported by the Alberta government.

Specialty Pipelines To Become $3 Billion Business By 2015

Renewables pipelines will need remediation equipment, due to inherent corrosion, reports a new study by SBI Energy. In Washington, SBI Energy has recently published a report on specialty pipelines, titled “Specialty Pipelines for Renewable and Alternative Energy Substances.”

ShawCor To Acquire The Coating Business Of Altus Energy Services

Shawcor Ltd., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, has reported that its subsidiary, Shaw Pipe Protection Limited, has entered into an agreement to acquire certain of the coating assets and business of Altus Energy Services Partnership, Altus Energy Services Ltd. and Nusco Northern Manufacturing Ltd.

Advancing The Art Of Corrosion Control

Piedmont Natural Gas enlists the cooperation of another operator to solve the mystery of low pipe-to-soil potentials on two of its lines.

Don Mitchell, Piedmont Natural Gas, Dudley, North Carolina; and Norman Moriber, P.E., Mears Pipeline

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