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.
Edmond's Mega Fluids is sold
Houston-based AES Drilling Fluids LLC recently bought Edmond-based Mega Fluids Mid-Continent LLC, the companies announced Thursday. AES is a subsidiary of Canadian Energy Services and Technology Corp. Mega Fluids was established in 2007 and has provided drilling fluids for oil and natural gas companies operating in the Mississippi Lime play of northern Oklahoma. “Our team is excited to integrate into AES' operations in an expedited fashion and work together to grow the business,” said Jason Francis, president of Mega Mid-Continent.