Month: February 2020

CET students attend underground construction technology conference

Twenty-three students from Louisiana Tech’s Construction Engineering Technology and Civil Engineering programs attended the 2020 Underground Construction Technology (UCT) in Fort Worth, Texas. Professionals from around the country attend the UCT each year to learn more about and present the latest technologies in underground utility pipe infrastructure. Students who attend the conference have opportunities to …

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PHMSA Schedules Public Meeting on New Pipeline Safety Regulations, Safety Culture

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) will hold a two-day public meeting on February 26–27, 2020, to discuss with pipeline safety stakeholders the implementation of two final rules published in the Federal Register on October 1, 2019: the Safety of Gas Transmission Pipelines final rule (published at 49 CFR Parts 191–192) and the Safety of Hazardous Liquid Pipelines final rule (published …

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FOSA praises PHMSA’s safety and development announcement

The Fiber Optic Sensing Association (FOSA), the nation’s trade association dedicated to fibre optic sensing, has recently praised the PHMSA announcement at its Pipeline Safety Research and Development Forum in Virginia, US, that it is working toward the creation of an agency sponsored Pipeline Safety Facility, possibly collocated at the DOT’s Transportation Technology Centre (TTCI) …

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Editorial: Two words haunt Mariner East pipeline project

They are the two words that nobody wants to think about when it comes to the discussion surrounding the Mariner East pipeline under construction in our region. Energy Transfer, the Texas-based parent company of the firm that is building this multi-billion dollar project to transport hundreds of thousands of barrels of highly volatile liquid natural …

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LNG signs pipeline agreement

NextDecade Corporation and Enbridge Inc. have signed a “definitive agreement” for Enbridge to buy NextDecade’s Rio Bravo Pipeline Company. Enbridge would acquire 100% of the pipeline company, according to the agreement, though the deal depends on NextDecade reaching a “positive final investment decision” and moving forward with construction of its proposed Rio Grande LNG export …

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Sewer Main Break At George English Park Causes Nearly 80 Million Gallons Of Raw Sewage To …

FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – The city of Fort Lauderdale confirmed Monday that the recent sewer main break in George English Park led to nearly 80 million gallons of raw sewage flowing into the lake at the park. That brings the total of raw sewage into city waters from the recent sewer main breaks in Fort …

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