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NEB to hold hearings on Peace River Mainline abandonment

The National Energy Board (NEB) will hold a public hearing to consider an application from NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd (NGTL) to abandon a 266-kilometre-section of the Peace River Mainline. The NEB's Hearing Order, released today, outlines the key steps and deadlines for the hearing. The hearing will include both oral and written components, including a community meeting and oral cross examination. There will also be an opportunity for Indigenous participants to present Oral Traditional Evidence. 

The pipeline loop that is proposed for abandonment is located in Northwest Alberta. The company plans to remove associated above ground facilities such as the decommissioned Valleyview Compressor Station, utilities, buildings and foundations. This is the largest application to abandon a facility that has ever been considered by the NEB.

The NEB received four applications to participate and granted participation rights to everyone who applied. The List of Participants for this hearing is available on our website. 

NGTL applied to remove a nine km section of the pipeline on Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation Reserve Land. The company is proposing to abandon-in-place the remaining 257 kilometres of pipeline. It will be up to the NEB to make these determinations. The NEB is providing up to $100,000 in funding to support meaningful participation by intervenors in the hearing process. 

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Offshore Technology

Companies connect to create unique model for FLNG industry

Add Energy, an international energy consultancy provider, has partnered with Transborders Energy (TBE) and joined forces with TechnipFMC and MODEC to create a unique and fast deployment business model for the FLNG (floating liquefied natural gas) industry that will free up small-scale stranded resources around the world and establish a new concept in global gas field development.

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Selecting the Right Solid Tires for Industry Specific Applications

Approximately twenty years ago, those of us working in the off-road heavy equipment industry regularly witnessed a high amount of failures in machines operating on cement or other hard surfaces. Extended steel rims were used with small, hard, rubber wheels. When these rubber tires chipped and chunked, vibrations and bouncing sent shockwaves into the machine, causing shortened life and expensive repairs, not to mention stress on operators. Drivetrain components (U-joints and articulation joints) in particular often suffered from stress cracks caused by vibrations and a bouncing machine. 

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Cat to offer UTVs starting in 2018

Cat to offer UTVs starting in 2018

Caterpillar announces plans to enter the utility vehicle market. The company has entered into a manufacturing and supply agreement with Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc. and will offer UTV models sold through participating Cat dealerships starting in 2018.

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FLO Components celebrates first winner in 40th Anniversary giveaway

FLO Components celebrates first winner in 40th Anniversary giveaway

Automatic Greasing Systems specialist FLO Components Ltd.'s announces the winner of the first draw in its 40th Anniversary Giveaway Contest. FLO's Marketing Specialist Gabriel Lopez announced: "Anisa Copeland of Cambridge, Ontario is the lucky winner of the first of three Lubrication Product Packages. Anisa's name was drawn randomly from all eligible entries and she successfully answered a skill testing question. Anisa received a Lincoln 1884 PowerLuber & Lincoln 5900 PowerLock Coupler Pack."  

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Sage Oil Vac Launches All-New NextLube Monitor System

Sage Oil Vac, a leader in professional lube equipment, has announce the launch of its NextLube monitor system. While it might not be large in size, the all-new NextLube monitor system promises huge improvements in productivity and ease of use. The intuitive NextLube touch screen panel delivers a straightforward presentation of information to any job as an optional add on for Sage Oil Vac lube trucks and trailers. NextLube will display the gallons within the tanks, instead of the percentage, making the process easier for the technician to determine the amount of oil available to complete an exchange.

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