Study Eyes Compressor Station Emissions Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Colorado State University's Engines and Energy Conversion Lab is leading a nationwide field study to quantify methane emissions associated with natural gas transmission, particularly those from compressor stations and underground storage facilities.
GE Engines Set for Texas Liquids Plant Tuesday, June 11, 2013
GE is supplying three 275GL+Waukesha gas engines to Howard Midstream Energy Partners to drive compression equipment at a new cryogenic natural gas processing plant north of Laredo, Texas.
D-R, Honeywell Merge Turbomachinery Systems Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Dresser-Rand will embed its proprietary anti-surge control and load sharing programs into the Honeywell Experion C300-20 controller and will manufacture turbomachinery systems using the Honeywell device.
COMPRESSORtech Is Hiring Thursday, June 06, 2013
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Metso Opens Netherlands-Based Service Center Thursday, June 06, 2013
Metso opened a new service center in Waddinxveen, the Netherlands, near the Rotterdam-Antwerp industrial area.
CPI Expands Operations in South America Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Compressor Products International (CPI), a manufacturer of engineered components for reciprocating compressors, has opened a new sales and service facility in Bogota, Colombia.
Cook Buys Klaus Enterprises Tuesday, June 04, 2013
Cook Compression has acquired Klaus Enterprises Ltd., a Canadian designer and manufacturer of gas compressor components and provider of associated repair services.
Petrofac Gets Abu Dhabi Compression Project Tuesday, June 04, 2013
Petrofac said a joint venture has received a US$500 million onshore engineering, procurement and construction contract for the expansion of compression facilities at Bab Field in Abu Dhabi.
Buckhardt's New Orders Set Record Tuesday, June 04, 2013
Burckhardt Compression said its new orders increased 6% to a record high during fiscal 2012 despite a challenging business environment.
GE Acquires Salof Monday, June 03, 2013
GE Oil & Gas has completed its acquisition of Salof Co., a Schertz, Texas, U.S.A.-based designer of small-scale LNG technologies.
CPI Signs Global Agreement with Shell Friday, May 31, 2013
Compressor Products International (CPI) has signed an enterprise framework agreement to supply reciprocating compressor aftermarket goods and services to Shell worldwide for the next five years.
Hurricanes Fade as Energy Supply Threat Friday, May 31, 2013
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has reported that the development of shale production inland has weakened the impact of hurricanes on energy supplies.
Bill Would Expedite U.S. Pipeline Permitting Thursday, May 30, 2013
U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) and seven co-sponsors have introduced a bill to expedite the federal permitting process for natural gas pipelines.
LNG Export Project Gets Federal Permit Friday, May 24, 2013
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued its second permit for liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports to nations that do not have a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the United States.
Valerus Opening Louisiana Training Facility Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Valerus is opening a training facility in Bossier City, Louisiana, built specifically to address the energy industry's shortage of trained technicians.
GE Installs Compressor Controls for Aramco Monday, May 20, 2013
GE's Measurement & Control division has replaced an aging control system at Saudi Aramco's Haradh gas/oil separation plant with technology that automates the compressor controls and will improve performance and production.
Two LNG Ships to Get Burckhardt Compressors Thursday, May 16, 2013
Burckhardt Compression said the first orders for its Laby-GI fuel gas compressor system have been placed for two liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers.
Gazprom Building Kazachya Compressor Station Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Russia's Gazprom Group has begun construction on the 300,000 hp (220 MW) Kazachya compressor station, which will feed gas into the new South Stream pipeline crossing the Black Sea into Bulgaria.
Exterran Opens Fort Worth Service Center Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Exterran has opened an operations services center (OSC) in Fort Worth, Texas, the first of several such sites to support North American customers.
Hydrotex, perma USA Form Alliance Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Hydrotex, a manufacturer and distributor of lubricant and fuel improvement products, announced a strategic alliance with perma USA, a provider of single and multi-point lubrication systems.
Siemens Develops Compressor For H2SO4 Industry Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Siemens has expanded its compressor portfolio with a turbo compressor designed for the sulfuric acid industry.
Caterpillar Launches New Tier 4 Land Well Service Engine Monday, May 06, 2013
Caterpillar Global Petroleum has launched the Cat 3512E (HD) high-horsepower land well service engine. The U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final engine is offered with ATAAC and SCAC configurations in two power ratings: 2250 bhp (1678 bkW) at 1800 rpm and 2500 bhp (1864 bkW) at 1800 rpm. The engine will be available for customers to order in 2014.
Dresser-Rand Hits 1000th Datum Sale Monday, May 06, 2013
Dresser-Rand has sold its 1000th Datum centrifugal compressor - the new Datum I centrifugal compressor - to Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) to supplement capacity on its existing Abkatun-D Platform located in the Tabasco Field in the Bay of Campeche.
Eagle Ford Shale Gas Flows to Mexico Friday, May 03, 2013
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has reported that the Eagle Ford Shale play in southern Texas largely fed a 400 MMcfd jump in pipeline exports of natural gas to Mexico between January 2012 and January 2013.
Exterran's 1Q Revenues Climb Over 2012 Friday, May 03, 2013
Exterran Holdings Inc. has reported its revenues were US$811.4 million for the first quarter, compared to $838.9 million in the previous quarter and $615.2 million for the first quarter of 2012.
Cat Offering Natgas Retrofit for 3512C Engine Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Caterpillar has developed a dynamic gas blending (DGB) retrofit kit for use on the 3512C engine used in various well applications, including gas compression.
Houston Firm Offering CNG Fuel Stations Friday, April 26, 2013
Nat G CNG Solutions, based in Houston, Texas, has introduced its Nat G 500 Series compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle fueling station for mid-sized fleets.
MAN Compressors Due For China Project Wednesday, April 24, 2013
MAN Diesel & Turbo will supply 11 turbomachinery trains for air separation plants at one of the world's largest coal liquefaction plants.
Rolls Wood Upgrades 100th Avon 200 Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Rolls Wood Group (RWG), a joint venture between Rolls-Royce plc and Wood Group, has completed its 100th upgrade of a Rolls-Royce Avon 200 industrial gas turbine. It will be sent to an offshore production platform in Asia.
GE Equipment To Power CovePoint Liquefaction Project Thursday, April 18, 2013
GE Oil & Gas has received contracts to supply gas compression trains for Dominion's Cove Point Liquefaction Project in Lusby, Maryland.
ETT Completes Big Eagle Ford Installation Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Dallas, U.S.A.-based Energy Transfer Technologies (ETT) has completed the largest installation for its dual gasoline-electrical drive compression systems.
Wartsila Dual-Fuel Receives EPA Certificate Monday, April 15, 2013
Wartsila has obtained certification of emissions standard compliance from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its Wartsila 34DF dual-fuel engines.
Wartsila Draws The Assist For LNG Carriers Monday, April 15, 2013
Wartsila has received an order to supply a package for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Carriers being built for Danish operator Evergas, a petrochemical gases and natural gas liquids transporter.
Downhole Gas Compressor Tested Thursday, April 11, 2013
Corac Group has completed the first phase of field testing for its downhole gas compressor (DGC) at a well site in Texas.
MHI Compressor Gets Sasol Contract Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Sasol received a contract from MHI Compressor International Corp. for the main ethylene compressor trains at the world-scale ethane cracker it plans to build at Lake Charles, Louisiana.
Everest Gets Mexican Distributor for Coolers Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Everest Sciences Corp. said Equipos Industriales del Golfo, S.A de C.V. (EIGSA) will distribute its air cooling products in Mexico, including its indirect evaporative inlet cooling technology.
GPA Lauds DCP Compressor Project Tuesday, April 09, 2013
The Gas Processors Association (GPA) has given its 2012 Environmental Excellence Award to DCP Midstream for voluntarily reducing air emissions from engines driving compressors in its northern U.S. business unit.
Lufkin to Get Global Push from GE Monday, April 08, 2013
GE will expand Lufkin Industries further into international markets after it completes its US$3.3 billion acquisition of the Texas pump manufacturer later this year.
GE to Acquire Lufkin Industries Monday, April 08, 2013
GE is buying Lufkin Industries Inc., a provider of pumping systems for the oil and gas industry, for US$3.3 billion and will complete the acquisition in the second half of this year.
GE to Build Research Center in Oklahoma Friday, April 05, 2013
General Electric plans to build a research center in Oklahoma City dedicated to driving innovation and technological advancements in the unconventional oil and gas sector.
Pennsylvania Accident Blamed on Human Error Thursday, April 04, 2013
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has reported that operator error caused an explosion and fire at Williams pipeline's Lathrop compressor station in Susquehanna County on March 29, 2012.
Kansas Compressor School May Offer Degree Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Trustees of the Seward County Community College at Liberal, Kansas, have approved an expansion of the college's one-year, non-credit natural gas compression technician program.
GE Engine Enters Full Operation In China Tuesday, April 02, 2013
A GE Waukesha gas engine has entered full commercial operation at the Chongqing gas field in China. The engine, a GE Waukesha 16 V 275GL+ with an output of 4835 bhp (3605 kW) at 1000 r/min, powers a high-speed reciprocating compressor.
Turbines Inc. Announces Southwest Expansion Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Turbines Inc., a provider of the design and manufacture of turbine flow metering products, has opened its Odessa, Texas sales, distribution and service location in response to heavy local demand for turbine flow metering products.
Hoerbiger and L'Orange Enter In To D'Blue Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Hoerbiger and L'Orange sign a cooperative agreement for large engines with compression ignition.
U.S. Gas Pipeline Growth Drops in 2012 Monday, March 25, 2013
The Energy Information Administration has reported that U.S. natural gas pipeline additions slowed sharply in 2012 after several years of robust growth.
Noble Plans Colorado LNG Plant Friday, March 22, 2013
Noble Energy will build a US$45 million liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in Weld County, Colorado, to operate in tandem with its planned Keota natural gas processing plant.
Flowserve Expands Pump Testing Facility Capabilities Thursday, March 21, 2013
Flowserve Corp. has completed an upgrade of its open-loop test bench at its Coslada, Spain, manufacturing and testing facility.
New Mexico Energy School Gets Pledge Thursday, March 21, 2013
The Merrion Oil and Gas Foundation has pledged US$1 million toward a new US$15 million Energy School building at San Juan College in Farmington, New Mexico.
Hall Steps Down as Exterran Chairman Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Gordon T. Hall, chairman of the board for Exterran Holdings Inc., is stepping down to become vice chairman and lead independent director.
GE to Service Aussie LNG Project Tuesday, March 19, 2013
GE Oil & Gas has received a US$620 million, 22-year contract to provide services for QGC's Queensland Curtis liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant under construction off the east coast of Australia.
Rental Depots Opening Friday, March 15, 2013
To support a growing customer base in the Middle East and South America, Climax Portable Machining & Welding Systems has opened two new rentals depots in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and Sao Paulo, Brazil.
New Caterpillar Engine For Pressure Pumping Thursday, March 14, 2013
Caterpillar Global Petroleum announced the Cat 3516C (HD) engine for pressure pumping will be revealed for the first time at the 2013 CIPPE Show in Beijing. The new 16-cylinder, 78 L engine will be available in three ratings: 2.4 bMW, 2.3 bMW and 2.2 bMW at 1900 r/min.
Lookheed Martin Manufacturing Cryo Tanks For LNG Thursday, March 14, 2013
Lockheed Martin will make a US$3 million capital investment at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility to manufacture cryogenic tanks for liquefied natural gas.
NET Mexico Building Natural Gas Pipeline System Wednesday, March 13, 2013
NET Midstream announced that NET Mexico Pipeline, LP, a wholly owned subsidiary of NET, will build a 124 mile, 42 in. (200 km, 1067 mm) diameter natural gas pipeline system to the Texas/Mexico border with associated compression.
Brenntag To Acquire LSi Assets Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Brenntag will acquire the assets of Lubrication Services, LLC (LSi), one of North America's multi-regional distributors of lubricants and chemicals.
Hudson Products Establishes New Business Unit Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Hudson Products Corp. has formed of a new business unit, Hudson Compression Cooling, to expand sales of air-cooled heat exchangers to the natural gas compression market.
Technetics Establishes New German Subsidiary Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Technetics Group, EnPro Industries companies, has established a German subsidiary, Technetics Group Germany GmbH, to represent the group in Europe. The group was previously represented by Garlock GmbH, an affiliate of sister EnPro company, Garlock Sealing Technologies.
OTC Brasil On The Lookout For Paper Proposals Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Offshore Technology Conference officials requesting papers for OTC Brasil, which will take place Oct. 29-31 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Exterran Shifts More Compression Assets Monday, March 11, 2013
Exterran Holdings Inc. is selling 259,000 hp (188 MW) of compression assets to Exterran Partners LP for US$174 million in stock.
CNG project to use OsComp Compressor Friday, March 08, 2013
Global Partners will use a recently designed compressor by OsComp Systems to provide compressed natural gas (CNG) via truck to customers in New England.
GRMC Sets Spring Training Workshops Thursday, March 07, 2013
The Gas Machinery Research Council and the Southern Gas Association have scheduled four compression industry workshops at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in April.
GE Oil & Gas Gets 16-Year Extension In Russia Tuesday, March 05, 2013
GE Oil & Gas has received a 16-year, US$333 million service contract extension for Sakhalin-2, an integrated oil and gas project that operates in the subarctic environment of Sakhalin Island in the Russian Far East.
Atlas Copco Buys French Compressor Distributor Thursday, February 28, 2013
The French Atlas Copco subsidiary Exlair S.A.S has acquired Air et Techniques Energies Provence (ATEP), a distributor of industrial compressors and related products based in Aix-en-Provence, France.
Valerus Signs Australian Sales Rep Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Core Services Group Ltd. (CSG), through its new Valmec Pty Ltd. oil and gas services subsidiary, will be the exclusive sales representative for Valerus in Australia.
Exterran Reduces Net Losses in 2012 Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Exterran Holdings Inc. reported net losses of US$5.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2012, an improvement from a loss of US$66 million in the same period a year earlier.
Uzbekistan to Get Rolls-Royce Compressors Monday, February 25, 2013
Rolls-Royce received a US$40 million contract to supply equipment and services for an Uzbekistan compressor station on the Turkmenistan-China natural gas pipeline.
Oklahoma Compression School Tops Out Building Friday, February 22, 2013
The Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology has completed the first phase of construction for a gas compression training center at its Okmulgee, Oklahoma, campus.
Atlas Copco Marks 140th Anniversary Thursday, February 21, 2013
Ronnie Leten, president and CEO of Atlas Copco Group, observed the company's 140th anniversary on Feb. 21 by launching a year-long celebration.
Cook Compression Expands in China, Russia Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Cook Compression has begun supplying the Chinese and other Asian markets from a new 11,000 sq.ft. manufacturing and service facility at Suzhou, China.
Malaysia LNG Plant Orders Siemens Compressors Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The Petronas Bintulu liquefied natural gas (LNG) complex in Sarawak, Malaysia, has ordered Siemens turbo compressors and mechanical drive gas turbines to re-liquefy boil-off gas (BOG) from LNG storage tanks.
Alaskan Gas Pipeline Plans Outlined Monday, February 18, 2013
Up to eight compressor stations would be needed for an 800 mile (1290 km) pipeline from Prudhoe Bay field to a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in southern Alaska, sponsors said.
Petrobras Orders MAN Screw Compressors Friday, February 15, 2013
Brazil's Petrobras has ordered six two-stage screw compressors from MAN Diesel & Turbo for managing gas at a subsalt field 190 miles (300 km) off Sao Paulo in the Santos Basin.
EIA Predicts Climb in Natural Gas Prices Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said spot natural gas prices, which averaged US$2.75 per MMBtu last year, will average US$3.53 this year and US$3.84 next.
T.F. Hudgins Gets New Financing Monday, February 11, 2013
T.F. Hudgins Inc. has completed a majority recapitalization with CapStreet, a Houston-based private equity firm that focuses on growing Sunbelt companies.
MAN to Supply Carbon Injection Compressor Thursday, February 07, 2013
MAN Diesel & Turbo is providing a RG90-8 integrally-geared centrifugal compressor for Shell Canada's Quest carbon capture and storage project in Alberta Province, Canada.
Pipeline Sues Town for Compressor Station Permit Tuesday, February 05, 2013
Dominion Transportation Inc. has sued Myersville, Maryland, for refusing to issue a permit for construction of a 16,000 hp (12 MW) compressor station.
Pennsylvania Targets Compressor Emissions Friday, February 01, 2013
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has proposed much tougher emissions limits for natural gas-fired engines and other equipment at compressor stations.
Record Pipeline Fines Proposed in 2012 Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Last year, the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) proposed a record US$8.7 million in pipeline safety fines in response to 116 alleged federal rule violations.
Nord-Lock Releases X-Series Washers Monday, January 28, 2013
Nord-Lock has launched its X-series washer, which combines the company's wedge-locking protection against spontaneous bolt loosening with a spring effect that protects against slackening due to settlement and relaxation.
GE Introduces Single Impeller Compressor Monday, January 28, 2013
GE Oil & Gas has launched what it says is the industry's first compressor with a single impeller.
MAN Expands Obverhausen Compressor Testing Thursday, January 24, 2013
MAN Diesel & Turbo has built an open air test bed at its Oberhausen, Germany, facility to test large compresssor trains.
Atlas Copco Recognized for Sustainability Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, has recognized Atlas Copco for its efforts to increase productivity while using fewer resources.
Gas Machinery Conference Calls For Papers Friday, January 18, 2013
The Gas Machinery Research Council has issued a call for papers for the Gas Machinery Conference, which runs from Oct. 6 to 9 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Pipeline Permitting Delays Increase Thursday, January 17, 2013
The INGAA Foundation has reported that the time required to obtain some federal permits for natural gas pipeline projects has increased, despite a 2005 law which had the intent of expediting authorizations.
Rolls-Royce Going With The Flow Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Rolls-Royce has received a US$75million contract to supply PetroChina with equipment and related services to power the flow of natural gas through Line 3 of the West-East Pipeline Project (WEPP).
GE to Supply Compression for Brazilian FPSOs Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Petrobras has given GE Oil & Gas a US$500 million-plus contract to supply turbocompression trains and other equipment for four floating production, storage and offloading units (FPSOs) in Brazil.
Ansaldo Becomes Nidec Friday, January 11, 2013
Ansaldo Sistemi Industriali S.p.A. (ASI) has changed its company name to Nidec ASI S.p.A.
EIA: Natural Gas Prices to Rebound in 2013 Wednesday, January 09, 2013
In its latest short-term energy outlook, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) said spot gas prices at the benchmark Henry Hub, Louisiana, trading point would average US$3.l4/MMBtu this year and US$3.90 in 2014, compared to US$4 in 2011 and US$2.75 last year.
J-W Energy Gives Gradick CEO Duties Tuesday, January 08, 2013
J-W Energy Co. President G. Gene Gradick has been given the additional duties of chief executive officer with the responsibility of managing day-to-day operations.
Oklahoma Compressor School Gets Donation Thursday, January 03, 2013
The Gas Compressor Association has donated US$18,000 for scholarships in the Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology's gas compression program.