Terramac LLC has introduced custom-made, removable cleats for its RT9 rubber track crawler carrier. The steel cleats provide a solution for contractors working in icy or snow-covered mountainous terrain, on extremely muddy ground or whenever additional traction is required.
The power supply for Virginia's densely populated Middle Peninsula Area, on the Chesapeake Bay, is currently adequate but somewhat fragile; a single 115 kV line extends southward from the Harmony Village Substation of Dominion Virginia Power (DVP). The non-redundant power supply was at risk for long interruptions and local demand threatened to outstrip supply.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the Sonoma-Marin (California) Saving Water Partnership (SMSWP) as a recipient of its national WaterSense Excellence Award for outstanding work promoting WaterSense and water-efficient irrigation practices.
Two separate challenges have been made to the FERC's Order 787 issued last November. It allowed interstate pipelines and electric utilities to share non-public, operational information with each other for the purpose of promoting reliable service or operational planning on either the public utility or pipeline system.
Kinder Morgan Crude and Condensate LLC (KMCC) and Double Eagle Pipeline LLC, a 50/50 joint venture between Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. and Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (KMP), announced that they have entered into a long-term agreement with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (APC) to transport Eagle Ford Shale production from Gardendale, TX, in LaSalle County, to the Houston Ship Channel via the KMCC Pipeline.