Project Management & Controls for EPC and Heavy Industry Conference Sparks New Insights

The Project Management & Controls for EPC and Heavy Industry Conference is held July 17 - 18, 2019, at the ICON Hotel in Houston, Texas.  Personally, I found the conference to be very informative.  The subjects that seemed to be at the top of people's minds were negotiating contracts, risks associated with bidding, cross training,…

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Press Release: Trading Volume of U.S. Natural Gas Increases for Fourth Year in a Row in 2018

Annual domestic production of natural gas sets record WASHINGTON, July 17, 2019—Both U.S. natural gas trading activity and marketed production reached record highs in 2018, according to a report released today by Cornerstone Research. The annual report, Characteristics of U.S. Natural Gas Transactions: Insights from FERC Form 552 Submissions, analyzes transactional activity in the U.S.…

ICE Press Release: Cooperation between ICE, local law enforcement makes for safer communities

  06/17/2019 SEATTLE – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) relies upon the cooperation of local law enforcement officials to expeditiously remove dangerous criminals from our communities. ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations’ (ERO) mission is to identify, arrest and remove aliens who present a danger to national security or are a risk to public safety.…

Press Release From Hoover Ferguson: Named Environmental Leader Product of the Year Winner for Metal Chemical Totes

HOUSTON, TX – May 21, 2019 – Hoover Ferguson, a global leader in tank & container solutions with more than 40 locations in 25 countries, announced today that its Liquitote® stainless-steel intermediate bulk container (IBC) has earned the distinction of being named a 2019 Environmental Leader Product of the Year winner. The annual Environmental Leader Awards…

Video: Barry Update, Although Tropical Storm Barry Has Left Louisiana, The Mississippi River Will Overflow And Flood Louisiana Again

Barry is now dumping rain in states north of Louisiana.  Nevertheless, that water will enter the Mississippi river and flow back to Louisiana.  The rain and storm surge have already saturated Louisiana and it cannot take anymore water.  Plaquemine, an area with lots of hydrocarbon processing, did start to flood but that has been stopped…

Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding Victory in Ninth Circuit Sanctuary Cities Case

July 12, 2019 Today, the Ninth Circuit agreed that the Department of Justice can prioritize Federal discretionary grant dollars to support policing in cities and towns that cooperate with Federal efforts to remove illegal aliens from the country. This ruling reverses a lawless decision that enabled Sanctuary City policies, putting the safety and security of…