MATCOR’s Official Ribbon-Cutting Conducted By Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor James Cawley

Celebrating the completion of a new manufacturing and headquarters building by hosting an Open House.

MATCORMATCOR, Inc. the trusted full-service provider of proprietary cathodic protection products, systems, and corrosion engineering solutions celebrated the completion of its state-of-the-art manufacturing plant and headquarters by hosting an Open House on May 29, 2013. The festivities were held at the company’s new corporate headquarters in Chalfont, PA.

The new 47,000 square foot building represents MATCOR’s continued growth and success. With this expansion MATCOR continues to grow its manufacturing capabilities in PA to better meet client’s needs, while improving the facilities and the work environment for its colleagues, and by creating jobs and community development within MATCOR’s local geography.

The official ribbon-cutting was conducted by Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor James Cawley, a former Commissioner of Bucks County.   “We are honored to have Lieutenant Governor Cawley here to celebrate this important company milestone”, said Jeff Stello, President & CEO.  “His participation is extremely relevant because the Lieutenant Governor helped guide the Marcellus Shale Commission for safe and reliable development of shale gas in the Commonwealth”, added Stello. MATCOR is deeply involved in the Marcellus Shale by providing its expertise and Pennsylvania-manufactured corrosion-prevention solutions to the oil and gas industry operating throughout Pennsylvania.

For the 100 plus guests, MATCOR provided food and refreshments, tours of the manufacturing facilities, and an opportunity for customers and vendors to meet employees from all departments and across the MATCOR team. Visitors commented on the welcoming and professional feel of the new office space. During the plant tours, visitors were impressed by the manufacturing operation, MATCOR’s focus on quality and safety, and the innovative automated manufacturing processes.

Attendees included customers from throughout the region, along with notable public officials from the Commonwealth, local municipalities and counties, and other regional businesses leaders.

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Commission to hear proposal on regional pipeline

AUBURN, Ala. — County officials in eastern Alabama are set to discuss a proposed natural gas pipeline that would cross through parts of Alabama, Georgia and Florida.

Lee County commissioners are scheduled to meet Tuesday night to discuss the proposed project by Sabal Trail Transmission, a subsidiary of Spectra Energy Corp.

Logan Gray, a partner at Southern Strategy Group in Montgomery, is scheduled to give a presentation at Tuesday’s meeting, The Opelika-Auburn News reported.

The interstate pipeline system would cover an estimated 465 miles across portions of the three states, the Opelika newspaper reported.

A report on the project states that the plan is a response to a request for proposals from Florida Power & Light Co. to provide natural gas transportation for its power generation needs by May 2017.

The estimated $3 billion project is currently in the early developmental stage and that FPL would likely award the project by July, according to the report. It also noted that Sabal Trail would seek out community response to the project as well as performing surveys to collect information.

MATCOR is a leading provider of ISO 9001:2008-certified cathodic protection products that project many pipelines across the Gulf Coast region. Learn more about our services and cathodic protection installation that carry a 10 year guarantee. MATCOR offers the latest insights on anodes for cathodic protectioncathodic protection equipment and more.

New Refinery Project for Texas – Eagle Ford Shale

Worldwide Energy Consortium, Inc. (WEC) announced it will begin the initial Engineering/Permitting phase for its new refinery located near Gardendale in La Salle County Texas. The site was chosen to take advantage of the oil production from the Eagle Ford Shale play, considered to be one of the largest Oil and Gas fields in the world.

This is the first of several planned operations by WEC in the region. Working closely with local officials, producers, land owners, and state agencies, WEC has identified multiple production sites that will allow it to take advantage of the abundant resources being developed in the area.

This first project, The Whitetail Refinery, will begin immediately. The facility is expected to be operational by the last quarter of 2014.

“The rapid deployment of modern, cost efficient refining operations directly into the new production regions will positively impact the producers, consumers, and the investors in our projects.” – Dave Martinelli, CEO Worldwide Energy Consortium, Inc.

MATCOR is a leading provider of ISO 9001:2008-certified cathodic protection products that project many refineries within the Eagle Ford Shale play. Learn more about our services and cathodic protection installation that carry a 10 year guarantee. MATCOR offers the latest insights on anodes for cathodic protectioncathodic protection equipment and more.

Crosstex to build 3rd natural gas compressor station in Utica shale region

Crosstex Energy, which in March said it would invest $50 million in two natural gas compressor stations in Noble and Monroe counties, will spend another $25 million for a third facility in eastern Ohio, Youngstown’s Business Journal reports.

Crosstex, a midstream energy firm in Dallas, said it would make the investment in its E2 company. The facility, like the others, is supported by a long-term, fee-based contract with Denver-based Antero Resources.

The compressor stations are the sort of midstream facilities needed to move oil and gas from well sites to end users such as chemical plants, requisite infrastructure still needed in Ohio’s Utica shale play.

MATCOR is a leading provider of ISO 9001:2008-certified cathodic protection products that product compressor stations and many other infrastructure needs within the Utica Shale. Learn more about our services and cathodic protection installation that carry a 10 year guarantee. MATCOR offers the latest insights on anodes for cathodic protectioncathodic protection equipment and more.

SOURCE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/morning_call/2013/05/crosstex-plans-3rd-utica-natural-gas.html

Interstate Natural Gas Pipelines: New Line From Akron, Detroit to Southern Ontario

New interstate natural gas pipelines would run from Utica shale region through Akron area to Detroit, Ontario

A large interstate pipeline proposed for transporting natural gas from eastern Ohio’s Utica shale through Detroit and into southern Ontario would run under several communities in the Akron-Canton area.

The 250-mile interstate natural gas pipeline would cross Stark County and into the cities of Green and New Franklin in southern Summit County, then into Medina County. It would pass under Wadsworth and Guilford, Montville, Lafayette, York and Litchfield townships.

The pipeline’s eastern terminus would be in Ohio’s Utica shale area, although an exact location has not been disclosed.

Three companies — Detroit-based DTE Energy, Houston-based Spectra Energy Corp. and Calgary-based Enbridge Inc. — are advancing the project, called the Nexus Gas Transmission system. It carries a price tag of $1.2 billion to $1.5 billion.

The natural gas pipeline could be operating as early as November 2016, subject to market demand and regulatory approvals.

The pipeline largely would follow existing utility corridors and 50-foot-wide easements the development’s partnership has acquired. It would require the construction of compressor stations and other facilities along the route.

Approval application

The project needs the approval of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission because it would be an interstate pipeline. That application has not been filed.

The project also would require wetlands approval from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources would be the primary agency responsible for the state’s review.

The new interstate pipeline might be 36 inches in diameter or larger. It would be capable of transporting at least 1 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day — enough to heat about 13,500 houses.

The pipeline would connect with other pipelines in northern Ohio, southern Michigan and Ontario. That includes a connection to the 42-inch Vector Pipeline that runs from Joliet, Ill., into Michigan and Ontario and has available capacity.

That pipeline is a joint project Enbridge and DTE Energy operate.

The new pipeline also could supply large users of natural gas along its route.

MATCOR’s Insight That Works

The pipeline is needed, in part, because it will provide a market for Utica and Marcellus shale gas and would help offset a decline in traditional western Canada natural gas to the Detroit-Ontario area, promoters have said. It would run to the Union Gas’ Dawn Hub in southern Ontario.

It also could replace coal as the major fuel at electric power plants in the region.

Any facility expansions for the Canadian portion of the connected Vector Pipeline as well as increased import limits would require regulatory authorizations from Canada’s National Energy Board.

Additional permits also might be required from other Canadian agencies.

SOURCE: http://www.ohio.com/news/new-natural-gas-pipeline-could-run-from-utica-shale-region-through-akron-area-to-detroit-ontario-1.395509

MATCOR is a leading provider of ISO 9001:2008-certified cathodic protection products and rectifiers. Learn more about our services and cathodic protection installation that carry a 10 year guarantee. MATCOR offers the latest insights on anodes for cathodic protection, cathodic protection equipment and more.