Plugging In — business briefs for Jan. 4, 2013

Business briefs, Jan. 4
Published: January 4, 2013
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Pipeline from Cushing to reopen

The expansion of the Seaway Crude Oil Pipeline is nearly complete. The pipeline, owned by Enterprise Products Partners and Enbridge Inc., soon will be able to transport about 400,000 barrels of oil a day from Cushing to the Gulf Coast. Service on the 500-mile, 30-inch pipeline has been suspended temporarily to complete the expansion, which is adding about 150,000 barrels of daily capacity to the line. Service is expected to resume by the end of next week.

Solar power conference planned

San Diego Gas & Electric will serve as the host utility for next month's Solar POWER-GEN Conference and Exhibition, organizer PennWell Corp. announced Thursday. The conference, set for Feb. 13-15 at the San Diego Convention Center, will focus on large-scale solar power, with 19 sessions featuring more than 100 industry specialists. “PennWell is extremely pleased to have a well regarded organization such as San Diego Gas & Electric as the Host Utility of Solar POWER-GEN, said Richard Baker, senior vice president of PennWell's power generation group. “They are a leader in the solar market and a perfect fit for an up and coming event such as Solar POWER-GEN. The future looks bright with this collaboration.” For more information, visit solar-powergen.com.