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By Pipeline or Ship – Transporting today’s oil and gas

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For today’s edition of “the internet is awesome,” check out this link that’s truly mesmerizing and informative, to boot: https://www.shipmap.org/ This visually stunning presentation and interactive map shows the worldwide traffic of cargo ships. By interacting with the map, “You can see movements of the global merchant fleet over the course of 2012, overlaid on […]

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Pipeline – 125 Years Ago

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  February 23, 1892 The Diesel engine was patented by Rudolf Diesel, influencing the industrial revolution that would change the way things were done on the pipeline – 125 year ago. Rudolf Diesel obtained his first patent, RP 67207, titled “Arbeitsverfahren und Ausführungsart für Verbrennungsmaschinen” (Working Methods and Techniques for Internal Combustion Engines). Once fully […]

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Pipeline – 138 Years Ago

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  February 22, 1879 On the pipeline – 138 years ago the first sections of the Tidewater pipeline were laid. The first 34 sections of pipe were laid of what would was possibly the first crude oil trunk line, Tidewater. Completed in fewer than 90 days, it was 110 miles in length, stretching from Corryville, […]

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New rules for detecting leaks

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Last month, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration announced the signing of a rulemaking package that has been years in the making. Increasing Pipeline Safety “The rule requires pipeline operators to have a system for detecting leaks and to establish a timeline for inspecting affected pipelines following an extreme weather […]

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Oil and Gas Analysis

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Preview and Review Oil and Gas Analysis – What happened and where we are headed 2016 – 2017 David Blackmon over at Forbes put together a nice piece a couple weeks ago titled “The Oil And Gas Situation – 2016 Year In Review” and then followed it up a week later with “The Oil And […]

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2017 Exhibits and Tradeshows

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You can find us at these events January 25-27, WDI: Sawyer had a booth at the American Association of Community Colleges’ Workforce Development Institute conference in Newport Beach, CA. The Sawyer team spoke to attendees about the benefits and safety of weld testing equipment at this conference. According to the AACC website: AACC’s Workforce Development Institute 2017 […]

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President Trump signs executive order to advance Keystone XL.

Trump advances Keystone Pipeline

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The Keystone XL pipeline. What is there left to say? It seems it’s been talked about endlessly for a decade, and that’s probably because it has. It’s even come up once or twice here. After years of back and forth, the Obama administration effectively killed the construction of the pipeline a bit more than a […]

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Pipeline – 3 Years Ago

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January 22, 2014 On the pipeline – 3 years ago the Keystone Pipeline in Cushing, Oklahoma was opened. Phase 3A of the much-discussed Keystone Pipeline opened after beginning construction in the summer of 2012. Also known as the Cushing Marketlink pipeline, this section begins in Cushing, Oklahoma and runs 435 miles to Nederland, Texas. “Oil […]

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Major Oil Discovery in Guyana

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Is Guyana about to be a major oil producer? According to the New York Times, the answer is “Yes.” You know Guyana, right? It’s the small nation of less than 750,000 people in the northern part of South America that was originally a Dutch colony in the 17th century and has the distinction of being […]

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Pipeline – 109 years ago

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November 16, 1907 On the Pipeline – 109 Years Ago: Oil-rich Oklahoma becomes the 46th state. Oklahoma territory and Indian Territory collectively entered the Union, becoming the 46th state, and one possibly most known for its oil and gas industry. However, Oklahoma was a well-known producer of oil before statehood. “Oklahoma oil history began when […]

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Pipeline – 136 Years Ago

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November 9, 1880 On the Pipeline – 136 Years Ago: Edwin “Colonel” Drake died Pioneering oilman Edwin “Colonel” Drake died. Drake famously drilled the first commercial oil near Titusville, Pennsylvania on August 27, 1859.  It wasn’t long after Drake struck the black gold that the oil rush began in Pennsylvania. “Within a few years the […]

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Pipeline – 149 Years Ago

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October 18, 1867 On the Pipeline – 149 Years Ago: the US purchased Alaska. Though some called it Seward’s Folly it would prove in time to hold valuable resources. The United States formally took possession of Alaska after purchasing the 586,412 square miles of territory from Russia for $7.2 million. Even though it was called […]

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Pipeline – 83 Years Ago

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  September 23, 1933 Forming the Oil Giants of the Middle East Pipeline – 83 Years Ago: A group of geologists from Standard Oil breakup successor Standard Oil of California, which later became Chevron, arrived in Saudi Arabia after receiving a concession from the Saudi government that allowed them to explore for oil. After many […]

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Pipeline – 56 Years Ago

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  September 10, 1960 OPEC was formed Pipeline – 56 Years Ago: Leaders from Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela met in Baghdad for a four-day conference to discuss the future of their nations’ oil production. This meeting led to the creation of the Organization of Petroleum Export Countries, otherwise known as OPEC. During […]

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Pipeline – 157 Years Ago

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  August 27, 1859 Oil struck in Titusville, PA Edwin Drake struck oil in Titusville, Pennsylvania, becoming the first American to successfully drill a commercial oil well. Amidst onlookers and hecklers calling the effort “Drake’s Folly,” Drake’s crew drilled to a depth of 69.5 feet before reaching a crevice. The following day, oil was found […]

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