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Sundyne Merges with Pressure Products Industries

Sundyne is merging with Pressure Products Industries (PPI), a manufacturer of sealless reciprocating diaphragm compressors for the refining, petrochemical, chemical, liquefied natural gas and semiconductor markets.

Shell Halts Subsea Compression Project

Shell has indefinitely postponed a project to install subsea compression at Ormen Lange field in the North Sea due to rising costs in Norway’s offshore oil sector.

Enerflex Names Three Executives

Enerflex Ltd., Calgary, has named Marc Rossiter as president of United States and Latin American operations and Bradley Beebe as president of Canadian operations, effective immediately.

Cook Compression Moves in Oklahoma City

Cook Compression has completed a move of its Oklahoma City service center to 6836 Pat Ave.

MarkWest Orders 70 Cat G3600s

MarkWest Energy Partners LP has ordered more than 70 Caterpillar G3600 engines, the company’s flagship series for gas compression applications.

Winter Gas Supply Success Noted

Producer associations said the U.S. gas industry performed reliably despite colder-than-normal temperatures and numerous record-setting demand days this winter.

Kinder Morgan Plans Carbon Dioxide Pipeline

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners L.P. will build a 213 mile (343 km), 16 in.(400 mm) pipeline to move carbon dioxide (CO2) from the its St. Johns field in Apache County, Arizona, to its Cortez Pipeline in Torrance County, New Mexico.

North Dakota Flaring Continues Unabated

Despite the state’s efforts to limit flaring, the North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources has reported that production of “nonmarketed” natural gas was 310 MMcfd in 2013, almost double the 160 MMcfd in 2011. Most nonmarketed natural gas is flared into the atmosphere.

More Shale Growth to Challenge Pipelines

The United States and Canada will require annual average midstream natural gas, crude oil and natural gas liquids midstream infrastructure investment of nearly US$30 billion per year, or US$641 billion (in 2012 dollars) from 2014 to 2035, a study finds.

U.S. Natgas Withdrawals Set Record

GE Expands Hungary Oil & Gas Facility

NGS to Expand Fabrication at Midland

Natural Gas Services Group Inc., coming off a 22% increase in compression rentals during 2013, will begin construction within 30 days to expand its Midland, Texas, fabrication facilities.

Eastern Shale Surge Stops Storage

Pipeline Orders Everest Sciences Chillers

Kinder Morgan has ordered two of Everest Sciences Corp.’s ECOChill units for its Uniondale Compresssor station on the Tennessee Gas Pipeline near West Clifford, Pennsylvania.

Exterran Buying Some MidCon Assets

Exterran Partners is acquiring 334 compression units totaling 440,000 hp (328 MW) from MidCon Compression LLC, a subsidiary of Chesapeake Energy Corp., for US$360 million.

CDM Passes 1.2 Million Hp Mark

CDM Resource Management LLC’s contract compression fleet passed the 1 million hp (745 MW) level late last year and since has grown to 1.2 million hp (895 MW).

Shale Boom Slashes U.S. Gas Imports

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) said booming shale gas production has depressed the value of net U.S. gas imports because the prices and volumes of Canadian and liquefied natural gas have plunged.

Pennsylvania Township Okays Smaller Compressor Station

Two days after denying a request from XTO Energy to build a natural gas compressor station on the McIntyre Farm in South Buffalo, Pennsylvania, township officials have approved a smaller proposal from Snyder Brothers.

Pennsylvania Town Kills Compressor Station Request

The Board of Supervisors for the South Buffalo (Pennsylvania) Township denied a request from XTO Energy to build a natural gas compressor station on the McIntyre Farm near Grandview Drive and Ford City Road.

Chromalloy, Solar Turbine Still In Agreement

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