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The Province reports that Enbridge has ensured labor peace for its $6.5 billion (CN) Northern Gateway pipeline project.

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers sold more than $46 million of heavy equipment and trucks during a two-day unreserved public auction at the company’s permanent auction site in Houston, TX, on April 16-17.

Supporters and opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline have been in hot debate over its delayed construction, saying it is a political ploy aimed at putting off the decision on the devisive pipeline project until after midterm elections in November.

The PFERD Tool Mobile program, which was launched in the U.S. 10 months ago after proving successful in Europe and Australia, has hired a new applications sales engineer.

Homeowners in Salt Lake City are being offered optional coverage for private sewer line insurance by the city’s Department of Public Utilities.

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners recently announced it would build and operate a new, 213-mile, 15-inch diameter pipeline to transport carbon dioxide from the company’s St. Johns source field in Apache County, AZ, to the Kinder Morgan-operated Cortez Pipeline in Torrance County, NM.

As reported in the New York Times, spurred by a series of train crashes, the United States said on April 24 that they would push forward their tank standards for transportation of oil by rail, potentially resolving a critical safety issue that has been bogged down in the regulatory process for years.

The American Water Works Association has tracked water industry issues and trends since its founding in 1881.

Brownwood, TX, is considered a pioneer in municipal trenchless construction because for the past seven years, the city has exclusively used static pipe bursting for sewer main replacements, doing all of the work with its own municipal maintenance staff and machinery.

Henry C. Jackson, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sent the White House a $12.3 billion water projects bill half the size of its last one seven years ago — before the economy sank into a deep recession that helped swell the government's debt and before lawmakers swore off cherry-picking pet projects for folks back home.

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