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It was 1964, and Ernest Hotze, a mechanical engineer who put himself through Oklahoma University working in oilfields, was trying to sell Tennessee Gas Pipeline some large compressors. Hotze worked for Clark Brothers, one of four big compressor manufacturers, and the business was very different from its modern incarnation.

Arrow Energy plans to develop a 580-km pipeline from north of Moranbah to Gladstone, Queensland, Australia. As proposed, the Arrow Bowen Pipeline will transport coal seam gas from the Bowen Basin to a gas hub 22-km west of Gladstone, where it will join the proposed Arrow Surat Pipeline.

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Public Service Board said Friday it has pushed back hearings on the second phase of a gas pipeline planned for the beginning of October. Hearings have been postponed to January of 2015.

As part of a record-setting industry meeting in May at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in North Dakota, Republican Gov. Jack Dalrymple offered a keynote speech with one superlative after another about his sparsely populated, but energy- and agriculture-rich state. It seems his state is leading the nation in a number of categories these days, including having the happiest residents.

Statoil is moving forward with development of the Valemon field in the North Sea. In late July, 9,700-ton topsides were lifted into place on the steel jacket by the Saipem 7000 crane vessel.

Honeywell Process Solutions is upgrading the process control and alarm management systems at the Molikpaq platform on the Sakhalin Shelf.

An interesting name? You bet it is, and it merits some explanation. Fishbone Gasket is a recent innovation in the traditionally boring gasket market, and hopefully the ultimate solution for high-temperature and high-pressure sealing problems.

New products from Terramac, CRC-Evans, LaValley Industries, Air Logistics FACS, Sawyer Manufacturing Company, LS Industries, Circor Energy and more.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — This year already is the worst for oil spills in Wyoming since at least 2009, after a series of accidents from the remote Powder River Basin to downtown Cheyenne.

The oil and gas industry is changing as production demands of 21st century technology increases at an extraordinary pace. The industry faces challenges going forward, including remote monitoring of wellheads and storage tanks, 24-hour production demands and the high cost to manage remote sites in terms of time and resources.