Category Archives: Transmission Operations

As mentioned in a previous blog entry, the Southern Gas Association continues to have dialogue with its member companies about the potential opportunity to develop a Joint Industry Project (JIP) framework document for the development and implementation of Pipeline Safety … Continue reading

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DALLAS – In July of this year, the American Petroleum Institute announced the completion of a new pipeline safety management system (PSMS) recommended practice. Recommended Practice 1173 was built on the industry goal of zero incidents and was created with … Continue reading

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The SGA 2015 Annual Membership meeting was conducted during the Management Conference and broadcast live to our membership by webcast.  If you missed the meeting you can view the program below. Natural Gas:  Creating Opportunities, Delivering the Future 2015 Chairman’s Theme … Continue reading

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On Thursday, July 16th, the Pipeline Safety Council conducted its first meeting since being formally organized.  Ten companies participated with co-chairs, Shawn Patterson, President, Operations and Project Delivery, NiSource, and John McDill, Vice President, Atmos Energy, facilitating. 

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DIMP Inspection Form The State-Federal DIMP Implementation Team was created to support improvements in the integrity of the Nation’s gas distribution pipeline systems through development of inspection methods and guidance for evaluation of an Operator’s Distribution Integrity Management Program. The … Continue reading

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Objective Form a Joint Industry Project (JIP) to develop a sustainable, industry-owned training program covering control systems and instrumentation.  The program is targeted at field technicians, but could also include engineers.

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The U.S. House of Representatives Transportation & Infrastructure Committee will hold a sub-committee hearing on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 2:00 PM Eastern in the Rayburn House Office Building covering pipeline safety. This meeting will be webcast. For more information, visit … Continue reading

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This award recognizes companies who have made significant impacts in protecting the environment by supporting environmental programs on the job or in the community. This award program also provides a forum for sharing of innovative environmental practices. Through utilization of … Continue reading

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A new documentary was viewed by some of the victims from the September 9, 2010 pipeline incident in San Bruno, CA.  The 30-minute documentary  recaps the activities of September 9, 2010 as well as how some of the local residents … Continue reading

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The annual HOTZONE Conference for 2012 in Houston, TX is planning a Pipeline Emergency Focus Group on Friday, October 19th from 3:00 to 5:00 PM local time. The purpose of the Focus Group is gather input from emergency responders on the issues … Continue reading

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