Oil/Gas Pipelines

Grand Canyon Pipeline Breaks Prompt More Steps to Save Water

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Grand Canyon National Park is implementing more stringent water use restrictions and conservation measures due to a series of breaks in the pipeline that supplies the South Rim. Park officials say the park will remain in conservation mode until water in stor..

Timeline Set for Environmental Analysis of Alaska LNG Project

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The federal agency responsible for studying the environmental impact of the Alaska LNG project has released a timeline for completing its review. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission announced Tuesday that it plans to release a draft of the final Environmental Impact..

Vermont Town Discovers Leak Spewing Raw Sewage into Nearby River

BRANDON, Vt. (AP) — Officials in a Vermont town say a broken sewer pipe has spewed over 1 million gallons of raw sewage into the Neshobe River, which flows into Lake Champlain. Brandon town officials say they don’t know when the pipe broke or how long it was leaking sewage. WPTZ-TV reports the town..

Many Metro Atlanta Residents Told to Keep Boiling Water

ATLANTA (AP) — Schools were resuming and a highway in metro Atlanta has reopened after a massive water main break in one of Georgia’s largest counties, but residents are still being advised to continue boiling water. DeKalb County officials said late Wednesday that water pressure was being re..

San Diego Gas Leak Prompts Evacuation of 1,100 Homes

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A ruptured gas pipeline in San Diego was capped Wednesday after the leak prompted the evacuation of more than 1,000 homes and shut down a 5-mile (8-kilometer) stretch of freeway for about nine hours. A construction worker helping with a road expansion project accidentally dri..

Water Pressure Begins to Return in Metro Atlanta

DORAVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say water pressure is beginning to return to parts of a Georgia county after a major water main break shut down schools and businesses in a large part of metro Atlanta. DeKalb County authorities said Wednesday afternoon that crews had isolated the break just ..

Schools, Roads Close After Water Main Break Outside Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) — A massive water main break sent water gushing into neighborhoods and flooded a major highway near Atlanta on Wednesday morning, forcing more than 100 schools to close and shutting down businesses miles away. The break in a major transmission main also caused water woes for hospitals,..

Alaskan Town to Supply Water for Natural Gas Pipeline

KENAI, Alaska (AP) — An 800-mile (1,287-kilometer) natural gas pipeline will use water from the city of Kenai if the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation builds its proposed liquefaction plant and export terminal in Nikiski, the Peninsula Clarion reported Monday. The previous plan for the LNG pro..

Oysters Recalled After South Carolina Sewer Spill

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Health officials in South Carolina have ordered a recall of oysters harvested where a sewage spill occurred last month. Media outlets reported the Department of Health and Environmental Control estimates about 2.4 million gallons (9 million liters) of raw sewage flowed into ..

Gas Service Stops for Thousands of Dallas Homes Due to Leaks

DALLAS (AP) — Natural gas service will be shut down to thousands of Dallas homes following a series of leaks that has brought repeated evacuations in the wake of a house explosion that killed a 12-year-old girl. Authorities announced early Thursday that gas service will be discontinued for up to th..

Iowa Officials: Refrigerator Likely Caused Natural Gas Explosion

FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a refrigerator likely touched off an explosion of natural gas that ripped through a house in Fort Dodge. The four residents had just been told to leave the house when the blast occurred Feb. 14. Two were unharmed. Two were taken to a hospital. The Messenger ..

Wyoming Joins Iowa, Ohio In Anti-Pipeline Protest Legislation

Wyoming has become the third state to introduce a bill targeting pipeline protests, envisaging penalties of up to 10 years in prison for “impeding critical infrastructure” and up to US$1 million in fines for any organization that “aids, abets, solicits, encourages, hires, conspires, commands or proc..

Corroded Underground Electrical Cables Led to Fire in New York

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City fire officials say corrosion in underground electrical cables led to a chain-reaction fire that destroyed two cars near manholes. WABC-TV reports the two cars were destroyed after an underground fire Tuesday afternoon in the Bronx. The fire set off large plumes of blac..

Broken Pipes Cause Hundreds to Lose Water on Montana Reservation

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Nearly 200 homes are without running water on the Rocky Boy Reservation after a cold snap broke pipes last week. Yellowstone Public Media reported Wednesday that the reservation has been plagued by water shortages because federal funding for a much-needed water project ..

2 Injured When Natural Gas Blast Rips Through Iowa House

FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — Two people have been injured by a natural gas explosion at their home in central Iowa. The Messenger reports that the four residents had just been told to leave the Fort Dodge house Wednesday afternoon when the blast erupted. Two of the residents were unharmed. The two other..

CETCO

cetco.com CETCO introduced HERCULA-EZ, a cutting-edge additive used in conjunction with its bentonite-based drilling muds for horizontal directional drilling (HDD). With proper formulation, the system will produce a unique drilling fluid with excellent shear-thinning characteristics. At low shear ..

HammerHead

hammerheadtrehcnless.com The new 22-ton, radio remote-controlled HydroGuide HG2200 completes HammerHead’s line of next-generation cable winches designed for maximum efficiency and ease-of-use in pipe-bursting, slip-lining and pipe-slitting applications. Radio remote-control provides operators maxi..

Water Main Break Prompts Boil Order for Iowa Town

CLINTON, Iowa (AP) _ A water main break has led officials to issue a boil water notice for the nearly 27,000 residents of the eastern Iowa city of Clinton. The Quad-City Times reports that crews were working Tuesday to repair a 16-inch water main break in the 1400 block of 13th Avenue South. The b..

LAN Awarded For Layne Water Pipeline Project

The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Texas awarded civil engineering firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Inc. (LAN) a gold medal, under the water and wastewater services category, for its work on the Layne water pipeline and infrastructure project. The Engineering Excellence Awards Comp..

Vortex Companies

The Vortex Companies, a leading trenchless rehabilitation industry solutions provider, has acquired VacVision Environmental, a trenchless infrastructure and service contractor. Located in South Carolina and Florida, VacVision will significantly bolster Vortex’s  brand and strength in the Southeast. ..

NASSCO Standard Bearers: Jeff Tinlin

EDITOR’S NOTE: NASSCO just completed its 42nd year and continues to set standards for the assessment and rehabilitation of underground infrastructure. As the association experiences remarkable growth, this series profiles those who have made significant contributions, and impacted the continued ac..

Making Pipe Dream A Reality

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking – the process of cracking rock deep underground to release oil and gas – has revolutionized the oil and gas industry and helped reduce U.S. reliance on foreign oil. Industry estimates show U.S. crude oil production is up more than 85 percent, or some 4.5 million bar..

Will Oil Production, Natural Gas Price Upticks Lead To Pipeline Growth?

By Michael Reed, Contributing Editor While pointing to Hurricane Harvey as the reason for some ambiguity concerning oil prices in the short term, recent Energy Information Administration (EIA) projections have trended favorably for the pipeline industry in the coming year. In fact, with many Gulf ..

EPA Examining Further Changes To Methane Leak Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking a second look at its requirement for natural gas pipelines to repair compressor leaks as part of the methane emissions final rule the agency published in 2016. That rule – a new source performance standard (NSPS) regulating methane and volatile org..

Sewer Spill Shuts Beaches Along California's Central Coast

MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — Nearly 5 million gallons of sewage spilled into the ocean on California’s Central Coast after a filter at a water treatment plant got clogged and the computer system failed to sound an alarm, an official said Monday, forcing several popular beaches to close. The spill at the..

Water Line Break at Southern University Floods Library

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The days of unusually frigid weather in Louisiana have ruptured a water line to the library on Southern University’s main campus in Baton Rouge. Though the campus will reopen for students on Friday, Southern officials announced that the burst of the “major water line” at the..

Winter Weather Causes Water Problems in Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The worst of the freezing weather was coming to an end Thursday in south Louisiana, but the big thaw posed problems, too. Pipes damaged during two nights of unusually cold temperatures were thawing and leaking, leading to low water pressure in New Orleans and surrounding areas. ..

Much of New Orleans Under Boil Water Advisory

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Residents in much of New Orleans awoke to news that they should boil tap water before drinking it. Thursday’s boil advisory is the latest complication from severe winter weather. The city’s Sewerage and Water Board began reporting drops in water pressure in some areas Wednesday, ..

INTREN Opens East Coast Headquarters

INTREN today commemorated the opening of its new east coast regional office in Baltimore with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony. The facility represents the first regional headquarters for the company on the east coast and enables INTREN to offer its complete range of construction servi..

SippTech and SAK Construction Enter Into Exclusive National Installer Agreement

SIPP Technologies LLC (SippTech) today announced it has reached an agreement with SAK Construction LLC (SAK) for exclusive installation rights of its SippSteel™ robotic lining technology. Pursuant to the agreement, SAK is now the sole national installation contractor for SippTech’s multidimensional,..