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Mexico Natural Gas, Oil Accidents Could Drop with Technology, Innovation Investment, Expert Says

Mexico Natural Gas, Oil Accidents Could Drop with Technology, Innovation Investment, Expert Says

“In my point of view, there are three important things that need to be improved in Mexico: innovation, technology and employee security,” Sandra Jahnsen, CEO of Jahnsen Business Consulting & Corporate, told NGI’s Mexico GPI. “In Mexico, both the oil and natural gas sectors are deficient in these three areas.” She added, “When those three…

November 17, 2023
Mexico’s Pemex Accidents, Track Record Led to Downgrade, Fitch Director Says

Mexico’s Pemex Accidents, Track Record Led to Downgrade, Fitch Director Says

Fitch Ratings Inc. downgraded the credit ratings of Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) in mid July, citing the Mexico state-owned oil company’s high debts, multiple accidents and “continued weak operating performance.”  Fitch’s Saverio Minervini, a senior director in the Latin America corporate finance group, spoke with NGI’s Mexico GPI about the reasons for the downgrade. “This was…

August 4, 2023
New PHMSA Rule to Ease Restrictions on Natural Gas Pipeline Operators

New PHMSA Rule to Ease Restrictions on Natural Gas Pipeline Operators

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) on Monday published a final rule in the Federal Register that relaxes inspection and reporting requirements for natural gas pipeline operators. The rule is meant “to ease regulatory burdens on the construction, operation and maintenance of gas transmission, distribution, and gathering pipeline…

January 14, 2021

Gas Pipelines Advised to ‘Preserve, Verify’ Records

In response to major pipeline accidents in California and Pennsylvania that caused 22 deaths, the Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) last week issued recommendations for natural gas pipelines to preserve and verify records related to maximum allowable operating pressure (MAOP) and advised hazardous liquid pipeline operators to adhere to the same standards for maximum operating pressure (MOP).

May 14, 2012

PHMSA Advises Gas Pipelines to ‘Preserve, Verify’ MAOP Records

Responding to major pipeline accidents in California and Pennsylvania over the last few years that caused 22 deaths, the Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) Monday issued recommendations for natural gas pipelines to preserve and verify records related to maximum allowable operating pressure (MAOP) and advised hazardous liquid pipeline operators to adhere to the same standards for maximum operating pressure (MOP).

May 9, 2012

NTSB: Deaths from Gas Pipe Blasts More than Doubled in 2010

The number of fatalities stemming from natural gas pipeline accidents in 2010 more than doubled to 21 from nine in the prior year, according to estimates released by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

December 28, 2011

Industry Brief

The number of fatalities stemming from natural gas pipeline accidents in 2010 more than doubled to 21 from nine in the prior year, according to estimates released by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). Natural gas pipelines accounted for all but one of the total 22 pipeline deaths in 2010, the NTSB said. One death was attributed to hazardous liquid lines last year. In contrast the NTSB reported a total of 13 pipeline-related fatalities in 2009. The deadly natural gas pipeline accident in San Bruno, CA, which killed eight people and was investigated by the NTSB, contributed to the rise in pipeline fatalities in 2010, the board said (see Daily GPI, Sept. 17, 2010). The five fatalities from a pipeline explosion in Allentown, PA, were not included in the NTSB count since the blast occurred earlier this year (see Daily GPI, Feb. 11).

December 20, 2011

Shale Gas Bounty Tests Pipe Network During Difficult Time

Between the recent pipeline accidents near Marshall, MI, and in San Bruno, CA, and the fact that the current natural gas pipeline network was set up decades ago to serve the eastern mega-market that now is developing its own supply, the natural gas transmission sector faces a number of challenges going forward.

October 18, 2010

Shale Gas Bounty Tests Pipe Network During Difficult Time

Between the recent pipeline accidents near Marshall, MI, and in San Bruno, CA, and the fact that the current natural gas pipeline network was set up decades ago to serve the eastern mega-market that now is developing its own supply, the natural gas transmission sector faces a number of challenges going forward.

October 14, 2010

BP’s Browne Taking Early Retirement; E&P CEO Hayward to Assume Reins

BP plc said Friday that CEO John Browne, who has faced increasing scrutiny from U.S. regulators, politicians and stakeholders following problems, accidents and scandals within some of the company’s business units, will retire at the end of June, more than a year earlier than planned. Tony Hayward, currently head of exploration and production (E&P) for the London-based major, will succeed the embattled CEO.

January 16, 2007
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