On Capitol Hill, the House Energy and Commerce Committee debated whether to accelerate a decision by the Obama administration on the Keystone XL Pipeline and the plan to send oil from western Canada to the Texas Gulf Coast.
Energy Transfer Partners and Regency Energy Partners will spend $700 million in a joint venture to build a 530-mile pipeline to carry natural gas liquids from Winkler County in West Texas to a processing plant in Jackson County, east of Victoria.
Less than a year ago, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) launched I Make America, a national grassroots campaign to increase jobs for America's equipment manufacturers. The message of I Make America is simple: the goal is to create a new manufacturing policy that creates jobs by rebuilding and modernizing America's infrastructure, and by helping farmers and manufacturers sell their products to new markets around the world.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently unveiled a new interactive web tool to help users determine whether injuries and illnesses are work-related and recordable under the OSHA Recordkeeping rules.
Pure Technologies Ltd. has completed the purchase of the business and assets of Electromechanical Technologies Inc. (EMTEK), a Salt Lake City-based developer of advanced pipeline inspection technologies.