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  1. Pipeline Safety: Consumers Energy continues focus on gas safety, reliability

    Consumers Energy continues enhancing the safety and reliability of its 29,000-mile natural gas pipeline system that provides affordable service to more than 1.7 million customers throughout Lower Michigan. "By enhancing pipelines , installing new lines, welcoming new customers and providing new technology to improve customer service, we are working hard to ensure that our customers receive safe, reliable service and value from Consumers Energy ," said Mary Palkovich, vice president of energy delivery. "Over the past five years our natural gas system investment has totaled nearly $1.5 billion, which demonstrates Consumers Energy's commitment to maintain and improve utility infrastructure," said Palkovich.   Current projects include: 60 enhanced infrastructure improvement projects across the state to upgrade existing pipe to ensure continued reliability and safety. This work is being completed by nearly 500 Consumers Energy employees; Enhancements to St. Clair and Freedom natural gas compressor facilities, along with construction of a new gas compressor station in Huron County that will improve natural gas service in the Thumb area; Adding about 10,000 new residential, business and commercial customers this year and the associated gas mains, services and meters. New business installations have grown by 141 percent since 2009; Gas asset relocation and expansion for county, state and municipal civic improvement projects and new business customer growth. Between 2011 and 2015 Consumers Energy saw an increase of 99 percent in the amount of main footage that has been replaced, and an increase of 165 percent in the number of natural gas services replaced; An ongoing pipeline integrity program using sophisticated assessment tools to inspect pipelines. Consumers Energy is also planning to begin an automated meter reading program in 2017 for approximately 1.2 million natural gas only customers that are not currently part of the company's electric/combination automated program. The new meters assure accurate monthly bills, and estimated bills will be largely eliminated. "We are working to increase safety and reliability from the time gas is received into our pipelines, until it is delivered to customers. Our core commitment to serving customers, communities and our state has helped guide our decisions for the past 130 years, and today more than ever helps guide us to improve the way we do business," Palkovich said.         Consumers Energy, Michigan's largest utility, is the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy (NYSE: CMS), providing natural gas and electricity to 6.7 million of the state's 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.

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    Wed, 7 Sep 2016

  2. Berkshire Hathaway Energy sees less income due to renewable investments, fuel cost

    Net income attributable to BHE shareholders decreased $22 million for the second quarter of 2016  

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    Wed, 17 Aug 2016

  3. Pipeline Integrity Services

    The pipeline integrity life-cycle requires almost constant monitoring, evaluation, and/or maintenance. This, combined with tighter regulations and the intricacies of customer and client relations, mean accurate, reliable, and easy-to-access data is a necessity. Willbros’ Pipeline Integrity Services ...

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    Fri, 1 Jun 2012

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  4. Free pipeline integrity products, services data

    A wide variety of pipeline integrity products and services highlight this free four-page brochure.

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    Tue, 31 May 2011

  1. KROHNE Offers Pipeline Integrity Management Seminars

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    Mon, 11 Mar 2013

  2. Intervale Capital backs Entegra

    Intervale Capital, an energy-focused private equity firm, has invested alongside a management team to form Entegra LLP, which provides in-line inspection (ILI) services to the energy industry.

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    Thu, 11 Feb 2016

  3. PennEnergy Exclusive: Family business helps reduce carbon footprint, whilst bringing safety, quality and efficiency to the world’s oil and gas pipelines

    In the age of “dirty oil,” environmental protests, government regulation and mandates in the oil and gas industry, any operation that strives to make the processes safer and cleaner becomes a definite winner.

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    Fri, 23 Oct 2015

  4. Cathodic protection and integrity services, software

    Cathodic protection services: engineering, installation, and technical — in a comprehensive range — are available from this company and subject of its free four-page brochure. It also highlights N-LINE pipeline integrity software .

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    Wed, 11 May 2011

  5. API to issue recommended practice to address pipeline safety

    The American Petroleum Institute expects to issue a new recommended practice in another few weeks that addresses pipeline safety issues, but the trade association is equally working on challenges involving rail and maritime transportation, said Robin Rorick, API midstream and industry operations ...

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    Wed, 1 Jul 2015

  6. OTC 2015: Tracerco highlights subsea pipeline inspection tool

    Tracerco has won an OTC Spotlight Award for the Discovery subsea pipeline inspection tool.

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    Fri, 1 May 2015

  7. Lloyd’s Register Energy expands in Trinidad and Tobago

    Lloyd’s Register Energy is increasing its structural engineering capabilities to support exploration in Trinidad and Tobago.

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    Fri, 27 Mar 2015

  8. DNV GL updates two pipeline guides

    DNV GL has updated recommended practices for corroded pipelines and for integrity management of submarine pipeline systems.

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    Tue, 17 Mar 2015

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