OPEC cuts while U.S. shale booms: The effects on oil’s supply chain​

By: IBISWorld Procurement Research Analyst, Roshan Sathyanarayana The price of crude oil has been falling in recent years, going from over $100 per barrel in 2014 to hovering around $50 per barrel in 2017. In light of declining oil prices, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has spent much of…

Mesh-backed coatings: Why they work

Coatings that shield cathodic protection current continue to cause problems. Several recent pipeline incidents can be traced to pipeline coatings that have disbonded and shielded the cathodic protection current from protecting the pipe.  There are many aspects to consider when selecting and applying pipeline coatings.  One is to choose a coating…

Valley Expansion delivers warmth and supports growth

If you grew up on the Northern Plains, where the icy winter wind whips across fields of snow and down darkening city streets, where your cheeks burn from the cold even as you turn your back to the gale and lean your way toward the warm lights of home, then…

Meridian Energy Group, Inc. redefines “LAER” – Lowest Achievable Emission Rates

The emission control technology of the Davis Refinery By Meridian Energy Group Partners, with contributions from Zia Engineering & Environmental Consultants; Vepica USA There is a company in the Bakken who has been on a search over the past several years to create something that will effectively change how an…

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…

Inter Pipeline announces second quarter 2017 financial and operating results

Inter Pipeline Ltd. announced the financial and operating results for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2017. Second Quarter Highlights Funds from operations (FFO) totalled $207 million, a 5 per cent increase over second quarter 2016 Generated net income for the quarter of $102 million Declared cash…