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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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Michels receives 10,000th Cat excavator from Victoria facility: PLM

Michels receives the 10,000th machine to be produced at Caterpillar's Victoria, Texas facility. Present at the ceremony were Tyler Sternat (Fabick Cat), Kent Podobinski (Caterpillar), Chuck Riggert (Caterpillar), Art Strother (Victoria facility manager), Doug Fabick (Fabick Cat), Mary Morris (Victoria O&D Planning), Kevin Michels, Pat Michels and Terry Gassner (MICHELS Corporation), Adam Helleberg (PLM), Roger Montalvan (Victoria supply chain manager), and Craig McArton (Fabick Cat).

PipeLine Machinery International (PLM) has announced that the 10,000th machine to be assembled and delivered by the Caterpillar Hydraulic Excavator Facility in Victoria, Texas - US. The new 336F Hydraulic Excavator went to mainline pipeline contractor Michels Corporation, and was presented in ceremony to them on May 16, 2018.

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NETZSCH brings multiple screw pumps to GPS in Calgary

NETZSCH Canada, Inc., experts in solutions designed specifically for difficult pumping applications, will be highlighting its NOTOS Multiple Screw Pumps at the Global Petroleum Show (GPS 2018), which will be held June 12 - June 14, 2018 at the Stampede Park, in Calgary, Canada. The pumps will be featured in the NETZSCH booth, number 1394, highlighting the capability to pump everything from light fuel oil to viscous asphalt; the NOTOS Multiple Screw Pump is an excellent choice for rail car and ship loading and offloading, as well as tank-to-tank transfer. 

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Inter Pipeline reports strong first quarter, record throughput volumes

Inter Pipeline reports strong first quarter, record throughput volumes

Inter Pipeline Ltd. has announced strong financial and operating results for the three month period ended March 31, 2018. Funds from operations (FFO) totalled $254 million, a three percent increase over first quarter 2017, while net income for the quarter was a record $143 million. The company's NGL processing business segment generated record quarterly FFO of $99 million, up 20 percent from first quarter 2017, and record total pipeline throughput volumes averaged 1,488,400 barrels per day (b/d). In addition, the company continued to advance construction activities at the Heartland Petrochemical Complex site in Strathcona County, Alberta.

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Trelleborg gains approval for range of API-16C compliant sealing materials

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has announced at the Offshore Technology Conference 2018 that it has received approval for 25 materials to American Petroleum Institute API-16C specification relative to oil and gas choke and kill valve requirements. This represents the largest number of materials compliant to the standard available from any seal manufacturer. 

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