Category Archives: Features

The extensive review of the Davis Refinery: The cleanest on the planet

With contributions from Meridian Energy Group Davis Refinery Engineering & Permitting Team The Davis Refinery is now fully permitted. This achievement was the result of a long, arduous and intensive process, with numerous agencies and governing bodies participating or monitoring every step. Many doubted Meridian’s ability to accomplish this, but…

TransCanada Plans Name Change to TC Energy

TransCanada Corporation (TSX, NYSE: TRP) (TransCanada) today announced its intention to change its name to TC Energy to better reflect the scope of the company’s operations as a leading North American energy infrastructure company. TransCanada’s shareholders will be asked to approve a special resolution to change the name at the…

Bakken communities adopting strategies to address workforce shortage

Companies in the oil business sometimes struggle for capital. Others have to contend with tough terrain or harsh weather. And some are forced to cope with environmental opposition. But in North Dakota these days, the biggest obstacle to success is finding enough workers to do the job. Bakken oil producers…

ONEOK to invest $2.3 billion for additional NGL and natural gas infrastructure

ONEOK, Inc. announced plans to invest approximately $2.3 billionbetween now and 2020 to construct: A new 400,000-barrel per day (bpd) natural gas liquids (NGL) pipeline – the Arbuckle II Pipeline – that will create additional NGL transportation capacity between ONEOK’s extensive Mid-Continent infrastructure in Oklahoma and the company’s existing NGL facilities in Mont Belvieu,…

Filling the employee pipeline

Companies that have been involved in oil and gas in North Dakota for decades have been concerned with keeping their pipelines full: both with product and with future employees.  As the technology involved in petroleum production has changed, so too has the skillset required from employees.  That was the challenge…

Legislative impasse pulls plug on Colorado’s Energy Office

By Michael Sandoval The Colorado Energy Office (CEO), for years a promoter of renewable energy policy and technology, often at the expense of the state’s abundant natural resources, faced its own political reality on July 1: intermittent and unreliable political support. Not necessarily a bad thing. Though the agency did…