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State utility regulators ruled on Oct. 10 that Vermont Gas Systems can continue to build its pipeline from Chittenden County to Addison County despite substantial cost overruns, as reported in VPR News.

The board of directors of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America announced the election of Ronald J. Tanski, president and chief executive officer of National Fuel Gas Company, as chairman of the INGAA board of directors for a one-year term from October 2014 to October 2015.

Beginning January 1, 2015, there will be a change to what covered employers are required to report to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) announced that the Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD), of North Central Texas has earned the Envision sustainable infrastructure rating system’s Silver award for their Line J, Section 1 Pipeline project.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Safety Council has renewed their alliance to work together to protect the health and safety of workers and understand the rights of workers and responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act.

Spectra Energy Corp., Spectra Energy Partners and Northeast Utilities (NU) recently announced details of the Access Northeast project, designed to reliably meet growing demand for natural gas in New England while providing environmental and economic benefits to the region.

Federal environment officials have failed to adequately oversee hundreds of thousands of wells used to inject toxic oil and gas drilling waste deep underground, according to a new congressional report.

Hoffman Equipment is one of just 47 companies in the United States that received the President’s 2014 “E” Award in recognition of its significant contribution to increasing America’s exports.

Norman A. “Norm” Sirna, Sr., passed away on July 31. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Vivian; children Norman “Alex” (Elizabeth) and Santa; and grandchildren James Jr., Jonathan and Nicholas.

Services were held at Hutchens Mortuary in Florissant, MO. Interment was at Calvary Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the charity of donor’s choice.

Robert McCann Kirkpatrick
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U.S. demand for pipe is expected to rise 7.3 percent per year to $63.5 billion in 2018.

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