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NEB clears Trans mountain to start expansion project construction between Edmonton and Kamloops

NEB clears Trans mountain to start expansion project construction between Edmonton and Kamloops

The National Energy Board (NEB) has released a condition compliance Letter Report that gives Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC (Trans Mountain) NEB approval to start construction of its expansion project on Segments 1-4 (also referred to as Spreads), from the Edmonton Terminal to its Darfield Pump Station north of Kamloops in the B.C. Interior. 

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Line 3 Replacement growing the economy while protecting environment

Line 3 Replacement growing the economy while protecting environment

Canada is a place where the environment and the economy go hand in hand. Providing a stable, effective regulatory regime to approve and oversee pipeline operations is integral to safeguarding the environment, while supporting projects in the national interest that create good jobs, strengthen and grow the middle class and help get Canada's resources to world markets will deliver economic benefits for all Canadians. 

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Plains Midstream, SemCAMS hold open season for new Montney pipeline

Plains Midstream Canada ULC (PMC), a subsidiary of Plains All American Pipeline, L.P., and SemCAMS ULC (SemCAMS), a subsidiary of SemGroup Corporation, announced that they have received sufficient customer interest to conduct an open season and are soliciting further producer engagement for a new Montney to Market liquids pipeline to service production from the Wapiti and potentially the Pipestone area in West Central Alberta to PMC's terminal infrastructure in Edmonton and Fort Saskatchewan, AB.

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NEB white paper addresses pipeline fittings

NEB white paper addresses pipeline fittings

The National Energy Board (NEB) has published its Recommendations to Improve Quality Assurance of Quenched and Tempered Fittings white paper. The report provides recommendations for enhanced quality assurance of integral components of Canada's transmission pipeline systems - quenched and tempered fittings. There are thousands of fittings (elbows, tees and reducers) on NEB-regulated pipeline systems, whose proper and traceable manufacturing, distribution and procurement helps ensure the safe operation of more than 73,000 km of pipeline currently under NEB jurisdiction. 

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TransCanada's Topolobambo project goes into service in Mexico

TransCanada's Topolobambo project goes into service in Mexico

TransCanada Corporation  announced its Topolobampo Pipeline project has been placed into service in northern Mexico, providing capacity for 670 million cubic feet of natural gas per day to markets in the states of Chihuahua and Sinaloa. The project represents an investment of approximately US$1.2 billion and provides the upstream interconnection with the company's Mazatlan Pipeline.

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Enbridge announces $4.3 billion deal to sell gas assets

Enbridge announces $4.3 billion deal to sell gas assets

Enbridge Inc. has entered into definitive agreements to sell its Canadian natural gas gathering and processing business in the Montney, Peace River Arch, Horn River and Liard basins in British Columbia and Alberta (the G&P business) to Brookfield Infrastructure and its institutional partners for a cash purchase price of CAN $4.31 billion, subject to customary closing adjustments and receipt of regulatory approvals.  

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Surerus Murphy JV named as Coastal GasLink pipeline contractor

Surerus Murphy JV named as Coastal GasLink pipeline contractor

Surerus Murphy Joint Venture (SMJV) is pleased to announce that it has been named as one of four contractors for TransCanada Pipeline's (TCPL) Coastal GasLink pipeline project. SMJV brings together two leading family owned construction companies, Surerus Pipeline Inc. of Fort St. John, B.C. and J. Murphy & Sons Ltd. of London, UK. As a fully integrated joint venture, the company has completed pipeline projects in some of Western Canada's most challenging terrain and takes pride in its motto of "Safe Work. Quality Work." 

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Web-based software improves pipeline survey speed and quality

Web-based software improves pipeline survey speed and quality

American Innovations is pleased to announce Survey Manager, the first product in the company's new Concentric product line, is now available for purchase. The goal of Concentric products is to use cloud and mobile technology to help pipeline personnel collaborate on survey data and get more accurate insights, faster. Survey Manager does this by allowing surveyors and their supervisors or clients to collaborate on data in real-time, using a rich dashboard that can display survey data on a map, in a grid or on a chart. Users can view these three data displays simultaneously, allowing them to better visualize and analyze their survey results. 

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Eagle Spirit, unions sign MOA for pipeline proposal

Back Row – (L to R) Heiko Wiechern - International Representative, UA Canada; James Kennedy - Director & Administrator, Eagle Spirit Energy Holdings Ltd.; Mark Olsen - Western Canada Sub-Regional Manager, LIUNA; Walter Canta – Business Manager, Teamsters Local 213; Gary Kitchen – Director of Construction, Teamsters Canada; Patrick Campbell – International Representative, IUOE Sitting – (L to R) Calvin Helin – Chairman & President, Eagle Spirit Energy Holdings Ltd.; Brian Cochrane – Business Ma (CNW Group/International Union of Operating Engineers)

Eagle Spirit Energy Holdings Ltd. and Canada's Four Pipeline Craft unions are pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to collaboratively pursue and deliver the Eagle Spirit Energy Corridor Project (the Project) from Fort McMurray, Alberta to Grassy Point, British Columbia (B.C.). 

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Durable screw and vane pumps from SPX FLOW

Within the SPX FLOW business, the breadth and depth of pumping knowledge is based on decades of pump development and experience. From its Plenty brand comes a wide range of vane and screw pumps which are widely used for the pumping of heavy viscous fluids across industries such as oil & gas, power generation and naval, and are ideal for forced lubrication of rotating machinery and fuel transfer processes.

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SPX FLOW ClydeUnion pumps designed for most stringent of demands

The SPX FLOW ClydeUnion Pumps brand is well known for its pumping solutions in demanding markets such as oil exploration, refining and distribution, water treatment and distribution, desalination and other industrial processes. With 140 years of expertise in the field of flow technologies, a continuous program of research and development, and the ability to precisely engineer and customize pumps to exact process requirements, ClydeUnion Pumps is a partner of choice for critical pumping solutions.

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Trans Mountain move a long-term commitment to oil and gas by Ottawa

Trans Mountain move a long-term commitment to oil and gas by Ottawa

The Government of Canada's acquisition of the existing Trans Mountain Pipeline system and Trans Mountain expansion pipeline (TMEP) is a long-term commitment in the future of the country's oil and natural gas industry. This project will enable the creation of jobs and prosperity for a new generation of Canadians, according to the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP).  

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Horgan responds to Ottawa's Trans Mountain move

BC Premier John Horgan – BC Government on Flickr, used under Creative Commons license https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/

British Columbia Premier John Horgan, whose NDP government has staunchly opposed the Trans Mountain Expansion Project, has said that the proposed purchase of the Trans Mountain Pipeline from Kinder Morgan Canada will not change the risks of the project, nor will it end the province's challenges to the line.

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Ottawa purchase of Trans Mountain intended to push expansion forward

Completion of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project will increase jobs and revenue in Alberta and improve access to international markets for Canadian oil producers.  – Government of Alberta via Flickr - https://flic.kr/p/26gN4xk - used under Creative Commons license https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/

Canada's federal government will buy the controversial Trans Mountain Pipeline and its associated expansion project for $4.5 billion in a deal that Ottawa states will ensure construction on the twinning project starts this summer. 

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