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OSHA 1910 Updates: Don’t Trip Up!

Posted by Christine Gunsaullus on Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Earlier this year, while writing specifications for a storage tank rehabilitation, I pulled up OSHA Section 29 CFR Part 1910.23 online and stared in disbelief. This standard used to provide design... Read More

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Categories: Buildings & Campus  |  Industrial & Manufacturing  |  Municipal Infrastructure  |  Oil & Gas Infrastructure

Tagged: Regulations


What Does Energy Production Look Like in 2050?

Posted by Jeff Euclide on Friday, October 06, 2017

When I was taking a fuel science course at Penn State in the 80’s, it was right after the first energy crisis, with long lines at the gas pump and schools shutting down because of insufficient... Read More

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Categories: Buildings & Campus  |  Oil & Gas Infrastructure

Tagged: Energy Planning & Management  |  Natural Gas


PHMSA Proposed Regulations Will Have Big Impact on Pipeline Operators

Posted by James Moore on Friday, July 29, 2016

In April of this year, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that would significantly modify and add to the current... Read More

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Categories: Oil & Gas Infrastructure

Tagged: Pipelines  |  Natural Gas  |  Engineering  |  Regulations


Shell Cracker Plant; A Bright Spot for the Region, On The Horizon

Posted by Tanner Sattler on Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Many of us in the oil and natural gas industries have been anxiously anticipating an announcement regarding Shell Chemical’s (Shell) Cracker Plant. The wait is over – Shell officially... Read More

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Categories: Oil & Gas Infrastructure

Tagged: Natural Gas


Pennsylvania’s New Methane Emission Regulations

Posted by Tanner Sattler on Tuesday, January 26, 2016

On January 19, 2016, Governor Tom Wolf, with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP), announced new initiatives for the oil and gas industry to reduce methane emissions and... Read More

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Categories: Oil & Gas Infrastructure

Tagged: Environmental  |  Pipelines  |  Compressor & Metering Stations  |  Natural Gas  |  Engineering


Engaging in Advocacy

Posted by Scott Compton on Thursday, July 30, 2015

As licensed professionals, architects and engineers are governed by federal, state and local laws. Those laws are constantly changing in ways that affect our practice.  In every legislative... Read More

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Categories: Buildings & Campus  |  Industrial & Manufacturing  |  Municipal Infrastructure  |  Oil & Gas Infrastructure

Tagged: Architectural  |  Engineering


PA-DEP Finds Little Potential Health Exposure Risks with Marcellus Natural Gas TENORM

Posted by Tanner Sattler on Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA-DEP) recently published study findings related to radiation exposure health risks to the public and workers from the Technically Enhanced... Read More

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Categories: Oil & Gas Infrastructure

Tagged: Environmental  |  Natural Gas


Pennsylvania’s Natural Gas Position is a Great One

Posted by Tanner Sattler on Thursday, January 29, 2015

In a recent edition of The McCord Report, Pennsylvania State Treasurer, Rob McCord, highlights that the relative volatility of crude oil prices of the last decade plus has had seemingly little or no... Read More

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Categories: Oil & Gas Infrastructure

Tagged: Pipelines  |  Compressor & Metering Stations  |  Natural Gas

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