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Definitions

FERC Order 636: issued in 1992 to relax service requirements on pipeline firms and gave customers greater purchasing flexibility by separating gas sales from transportation. The order also extended transportation to include storage and allowed end-users with firm transport contracts to sell unused capacity.

FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission): regulates, monitors, and investigates electricity, natural gas, hydropower, oil matters, natural gas pipelines, LNG terminals, hydroelectric dams, electric transmission, energy markets, and pricing.

Podcasts

Episode 258: An Introduction to the Liquid Energy Pipeline with Andy Black


In this episode of the Pipeliners Podcast, host Russel Treat is joined by Andy Black, President & CEO of Liquid Energy Pipeline Association (formerly Association of Oil Pipelines, AOPL), to discuss the roles of various organizations, including FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission), and how pipelines are the safest, most environmentally friendly way to transport liquid fuels.
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Episode 237: What Every Pipeliner Should Know About Cyber Security with Russel Treat


This week’s Pipeliners Podcast episode features host Russel Treat walking through how each individual pipeliner should think about pipeline cyber security as it relates to supporting their operation. The episode centers on three key areas of threats, understanding, and mitigation. Russel goes into deep detail about cybersecurity threats, the importance of understanding what the nature […]
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Episode 227: Billion Dollar PHMSA Grant Program with Stuart Saulters


This week’s Pipeliners Podcast episode features Stuart Saulters, VP of Government Relations at the American Public Gas Association, discussing the Billion Dollar PHMSA Grant Program. In this episode, you will learn about the Billion Dollar PHMSA Grant Program that was included in the recently enacted Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, what it covers, who is […]
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Episode 214: Pipeline Predictions for 2022 with Mark LaCour


This week’s Pipeliners Podcast episode features Mark LaCour of the Oil & Gas Global Network returning to the podcast to discuss pipeline industry predictions for 2022. In this episode, you will learn about the predictions that Mark puts together each year for the pipeline industry that are based on market research. Find out why Mark […]
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Episode 182: INGAA Foundation – Serving the Natural Gas Industry with Tony Straquadine


This week’s Pipeliners Podcast episode features first-time guest Tony Straquadine, the Executive Director of the INGAA Foundation, discussing how the INGAA Foundation is serving the natural gas industry through advocacy, stakeholder engagement, and collaborative programs. In this episode, you will learn about the difference between the INGAA Foundation and INGAA, the various programs that INGAA […]
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Special Edition: Colonial Pipeline Cybersecurity Incident with Pascal Ackerman and Clint Bodungen


This is a special edition of the Pipeliners Podcast covering the recent high-profile pipeline cybersecurity incident affecting Colonial Pipeline. In the episode, host Russel Treat is joined by IT and cybersecurity subject matter experts Pascal Ackerman and Clint Bodungen to discuss the latest news reports covering how the threat was launched, the use of ransomware […]
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Episode 168: The Business of Midstream with Rick Moncrief


This week’s Pipeliners Podcast episode features first-time guest Rick Moncrief of Caiman Energy and Blue Racer Midstream discussing the business of midstream with podcast host Russel Treat. In this episode, you will learn about how E&P and midstream companies play a vital role in the oil and gas value chain, the cyclical nature of the […]
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Episode 156: Pipeline Land Management with Robert Latimer


This week’s Pipeliners Podcast episode features first-time guest Robert Latimer of Right Way Land & Compliance discussing the pipeline land acquisition and local permitting process in Canada and the U.S. In this episode, you will learn about the role of a Land Agent helping advance pipeline projects, the importance of understanding the people and culture […]
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Episode 150: Pipeline Construction Planning with Denys Stavnychyi


This week’s Pipeliners Podcast episode features first-time guest Denys Stavnychyi of Burns & McDonnell discussing the key steps that go into pipeline construction. In this episode, you will learn about the five categories of pre-construction planning, the pipeline construction process, the importance of planning vs. correction, and how to navigate the difficulties associated with constructing […]
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Episode 149: The PHMSA Rulemaking Process with Alan Mayberry


Alan Mayberry, the Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety with PHMSA, talks to Pipeliners Podcast host Russel Treat about the PHMSA rulemaking process. In this episode, you will learn about the PHMSA rulemaking process, why it’s important, and how Congress and PHMSA work together to go through the rulemaking process. You will also learn about the […]
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Episode 142: Pipeline Routing, Permitting, and Pre-Construction Planning with Claudia Farrell


This week’s Pipeliners Podcast episode features Claudia Farrell of Burns & McDonnell discussing the key factors that go into pipeline routing, permitting, and pre-construction planning. In this episode, you will learn about the processes and planning involved in building a pipeline, typical situations that affect pipeline routing, and the complexity around the pipeline permitting process. […]
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Episode 137: Safe Harbor, Lessons Learned, and Training Impacts with Mary Palkovich


This week’s Pipeliners Podcast episode features first-time guest Mary Palkovich of Consumers Energy discussing the importance of the pipeline industry drawing from other industries to embrace a “safe harbor” approach of sharing information in an effort to increase pipeline safety. In this episode, you will learn about the safe harbor constraints in the pipeline industry, […]
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Episode 116: New Underground Gas Storage Rule with Keith Coyle


This week’s Pipeliners Podcast episode features regulation expert Keith Coyle returning to the podcast to discuss the new Underground Gas Storage Rule published by PHMSA in January. In this episode, you will learn about what led to the new final rule being passed, important aspects that were included in the rule, the pattern of incident […]
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Episode 84: Update on Pipeline Politics with David Holt


This week’s Pipeliners Podcast episode features Russel Treat and David Holt of the Consumer Energy Alliance discussing the latest political topics surrounding the pipeline industry. Listen for key updates on the conversations surrounding pipeline politics at the federal and state level, the environmental factors that are important to the pipeline industry — not just environmentalists, […]
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Episode 71: Pipeline Safety Act Reauthorization with Keith Coyle


This episode of the Pipeliners Podcast features Russel Treat and first-time guest Keith Coyle discussing the significance of the U.S. pipeline safety law being considered for re-authorization later this year. You will learn about the basic structure of the Pipeline Safety Act that will be discussed for reauthorization, how the reauthorization and appropriation process works […]
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Episode 68: Pipeliners Association Knowledge Transfer with KC Yost


Pipeliners Podcast host Russel Treat welcomes back pipeline historian KC Yost to discuss an important industry membership group, The Pipeliners Association of Houston. Listen for valuable insight on the formation of the group, the association’s mission of knowledge transfer to advance pipeline engineering and operating practices, the growth of the association’s scholarship offerings to support […]
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Episode 18: The Politics of Pipelines with David Holt


Have you considered advocating for the energy and pipeline industries? You don’t need an official position or a big title to advocate for smart energy practices in our country. In this episode of the Pipeliners Podcast, find out how David Holt of the Consumer Energy Alliance works with big players in Washington, D.C., oil and […]
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Episode 13: Measurement Standard Operating Procedures with Ardis Bartle


Russel Treat welcomes guest Ardis Bartle to the Pipeliners Podcast to discuss the importance of measurement standard operating procedures. In this episode, you will learn about field practice, the contracts and standards in the industry that dictate how SOPs should be implemented, managing legacy procedures that are inherited with an acquired company, and how changes […]
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Episode 12: Measurement Analytics with Bruce Wallace


For the first time on the Pipeliners Podcast, host Russel Treat dives into the topic of measurement analytics. To facilitate the discussion of this important topic affecting the future of the pipeline industry, Bruce Wallace of Peak AI Solutions joins Russel to discuss analytics, Big Data, learning algorithms, and more relevant issues. Listeners will learn […]
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Episode 1: The Pipeliners Podcast Intro


What is the Pipeliners Podcast? This episode will serve as the Pipeliners Podcast Intro. The show is for people who want to be professional pipeliners, who like the business, really want to learn more about the business, and learn what is the state of the art. What’s new? What’s going on in cyber security and […]
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