February Newsline: EPA, MSD water talks continue; White House Jobs Summit pushes water division project and more

February 2010 Vol. 65 No. 2

The AUCSC offers over 100 hours of basic, intermediate and advanced training. Attendees will receive technical information about the causes and prevention of corrosion on underground structures. A total of 1.6 CEUs can be earned and applied towards NACE Recertification and Professional Development hours.

Advance registration for the entire AUCSC 2010 program is $110 and $140 on-site. For more information or to register, visit www.aucsc.com.

Alyeska considers shifting pipeline jobs away from unions
The Anchorage Daily News reported that in a series of major cost-cutting decisions, Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. said it is finalizing new agreements with contractors that could shift hundreds of trans-Alaska pipeline jobs away from unions.

The company said it is trying to become a leaner operation because the amount of oil flowing through the 800-mile pipeline is declining. Alyeska said it is slashing its spending by 15 percent this year to $600 million.

Alyeska is owned by BP, ConocoPhillips, Exxon Mobil, Koch Industries and Chevron.

Dawn Gateway pipeline project withdraws NED application
Dawn Gateway Pipeline LP withdrew its applications with the National Energy Board (NEB) and will work to advance the project under Ontario Energy Board (OEB) jurisdiction.

In a recent decision by the Ontario Energy Board, the board asserted regulatory jurisdiction over the Ontario based elements of the proposed Dawn Gateway Pipeline.

The targeted in-service date of the Dawn Gateway project is still for Nov. 1, 2010.

In Memoriam
Dr. Henry Liu, president of Freight Pipeline Company in Columbia, MO, passed away Dec. 1, 2009 after a fatal car crash. He was an advocate for underground freight transportation through research and development as a pioneer in the field.