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Alan Eastman, Mears Group

At its recent Integrity Educational Seminar, Mears Group Inc. personnel focused on the topic of establishing the maximum allowable operating pressure (MAOP) of a gas pipeline and the general concept of operating margin of safety.

Kit Jones, Wheelwright

Over the last week, I’ve had the pleasure of talking to some of Lester Luttrell’s close friends, family -- even a competitor or two. I received an ear-full of stories. Most of them were hilarious, some of them were serious, but all of them ended with something like: “that Lester, he was one hell of a man.”

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

NASSCO (National Association of Sewer Service Companies) closed out a busy and eventful 2011 with several significant accomplishments and continuation of a formal strategic planning process that will guide the association in the coming years.

Ben Garber

In reading your excellent editorial on the above subject, it stirred my memory back to the 50s when I, as a young pipeliner, was in Alaska Territory, involved in the building of an eight-inch fuel line from Haines to Fairbanks.

Robert Carpenter, Editor

The enemy of my enemy is my friend. Those words have been used in books and movies to dramatic effect. But in the world of energy, they take on a similar – though substantially less violent – meaning.

Rita Tubb, Managing Editor

Underground Construction and Pipeline & Gas Journal’s worldwide pipeline survey figures indicate that 118,623 miles of pipelines are planned and under construction. Of these, 88,976 represent projects in the planning and design phase; 29,647 miles reflect pipelines in various stages of construction. Almost 32,000 miles of pipeline are currently being planned for North America.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

The International Pipe Bursting Association (IPBA) has completed new guidelines for the pipe bursting process which will be introduced at the 2012 UCT Show (Underground Construction Technology International Conference & Exposition), Jan. 24-26, in San Antonio, TX.

For more than 12 years, HDD Broker Inc. has been bringing together sellers and buyers of used horizontal directional drilling (HDD) equipment.

Aging water infrastructure will cost U.S. businesses $147 billion over the next decade, a new report from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) found. America’s water and wastewater infrastructure systems are aging and overburdened, with many of them built around the turn of the century.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

TT Technologies will introduce a new pipe bursting model at the 2012 UCT Show (Underground Construction Technology International Conference & Exposition) Jan. 24-26 in San Antonio, TX.

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