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How Does a Water Pipe Explode?

July 28, 2014 - in Maintenance, Pipelines, Projects, Water

There's a depressingly long list of accidents, many fatal, resulting from contractors puncturing buried gas pipes after failing to properly locate them prior to excavating, but what about a fatal gas explosion during excavations without any gas pipe being…

North Dakota Saltwater Pipeline Spill Renews Call for More Monitoring

July 18, 2014 - in Energy, Pipelines

State Rep. Dick Anderson, a Republican farmer from Willow City, said he plans to revisit legislation the state Legislature rejected last year that would…

EDF Partners with Google Earth Outreach to Map Natural Gas Leaks Under U.S. City Streets

Environmental Defense Fund today unveiled interactive online maps showing natural gas leaks beneath the streets of Boston, Indianapolis and New York City's…

The OGC Seeks Comments on Charter for PipelineML Working Group

May 18, 2014 - in Corporate, Energy, Pipelines

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) seeks comments on the charter for a new OGC PipelineML Standards Working Group (DWG). The charter is available at https://portal.opengeospatial.org/files/?artifact_id=58845&version=2. The comment period is open until…

Improving Pipeline Information Sharing

May 8, 2014 - in Column, Energy, Maintenance, Pipelines

On September 9, 2010, a section of natural gas pipeline in San Bruno, California, exploded leading to significant property damage and the death of 9 people.  The cause of the explosion was ultimately traced to defective welds and a decision to increase the…

Gasunie Deutschland and GEOMAGIC Intensify their Cooperation

March 11, 2014 - in Energy, Pipelines

Gasunie has been active in the German market since July 2008. When Gasunie took over the operation of BEB’s transport network, the IT infrastructure for geospatial data was strategically developed. Using the Smallworld GIS and the pipeline application, data…

PennWell Acquires the Oil & Gas Pipeline Conference

August 29, 2013 - in Announcement, Energy, Oil & Gas, Pipelines

PennWell Corporation recently acquired the Oil & Gas Pipeline Conference from Willbros Engineers and entered into an agreement with the Geospatial Information & Technology Association to produce the annual conference and exhibition. The 22nd annual…

Prague Gas Explosion Highlights Aging Pipeline Danger

April 29, 2013 - in Emergency, Pipelines

A powerful explosion in Prague, Czech Republic, has damaged an office building, leaving up to 40 people injured. The blast highlights the danger from ageing, leaky gas pipelines around the world. The blast occurred at around 08:00 GMT. It is not certain what…