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The February issue of the Operations & Engineering Newsletter is now available in our Communication Center. To subscribe to the newsletter, visit your SGA profile to adjust your communications preferences.

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Supply Chain Management ConferenceFebruary 15-17 | Austin, TX

Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind annual meeting bringing together supply chain professionals from natural gas pipeline, midstream and LDCs, along with companies who provide goods and services to the natural gas industry.

Gas companies pay 1 fee and can register up to 5 people!

  • Hear about strategic supply chain and project development issues 
  • Learn how to prepare for what’s coming
  • Connect with others

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Featured Events
Interest Group Updates
SGA Network
Gas Machinery Research
Blog Highlights
Update to Members:SGA Offices Affected by Severe Winds 
GMRC 2016 Year-End Report to Members
SGA 2016 Year-End Report to Members 
Final Farewell to Mike Grubb

Technical Conference on Environmental Permitting & Construction 

February 22-24 | Tampa, FL

At the Technical Conference on Environmental Permitting & Construction, you’ll gain a better understanding of the requirements for  permitting process complex projects and learn how to ensure compliance per the federal, state and local regulatory requirements. 

Register Today

Register Today

Spring Gas Conference and Expo 

March 13-15 | Charlotte, NC

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn new ideas in a variety of workshops, classes and seminars geared towards all aspects of the natural gas industry. The Spring Gas Conference offers a full agenda of workshops and classes for you and your team grow professionally! View the full list of the Spring Gas Conference classes with descriptions here.


Register Today

Register Today



The Distribution Integrity Management Committee is hosting an Everything DIM Workshop at the Spring Gas Conference & Expo on March 14-15 in Charlotte, NC. 

The Operating Conference Planning Committee meets this week to begin content development for the 2017 Operating Conference & Exhibits.

  • Mark your calendar for July 17-19 to join us in Atlanta for OpCon 2017.

The Communications Committee is collecting submissions for the the Community Service Awards program. All entries must be submitted by March 1 to Jake Wagner

  • More information can be found on the SGA Blog.

The Environmental Committee is seeking submissions for the Environmental Excellence Awards program. Categories for submittal include Stewardship, Partnership and Technology/Conservation. All entries are due to Ashlyn Smith by April 1.

  • More information can be found on the Environmental Excellence Awards program webpage.

Sponsorship opportunities have changed! SGA rolled out a new sponsorship program beginning January 2017. Read more about the changes here.


Environmental Compliance During Pipeline Construction

  • March 15-17 | Las Vegas, NV | Register
  • April 19-21 | Pittsburgh, PA | Register

Pipeline Design Workshop

Engine Emissions Stack Testing & Analyzer Workshop

  • April 19-21 | Pittsburgh, PA | Register

Practical In-Line Inspection Workshop

Advanced In-Line Inspection Workshop

  • May 16-18 | Dublin (Columbus), OH | Register

Gas Machinery Research Council

Call for Papers for 2017 Gas Machinery Conference Now Open

You may submit an abstract for a short course (3 hours); technical paper presentation (45 minutes); or a new technology update (10 minutes).

Foundation Design and Repair Workshop

April 11–12 | Houston, TX 

The Foundation Design and Analysis & Existing Foundation Repair Workshop covers reciprocating compressor foundations through inception, design, installation, operation, failure and repair. 

Participants will learn:

  • An overview of foundation design and analysis methods for new installations for reciprocating compressors
  • Re-grouting, engineering considerations and repair procedures for existing foundations

Guidelines for High Speed Package Compressors Workshop

April 11–13 | Houston, TX 

This three-day workshop will provide end users/operators, engineering companies and packagers with procedures and references for selecting, specifying, procuring, designing, applying and operating large, high-speed reciprocating compressor packages.

It includes a comprehensive and detailed guideline for designing and building high-speed compressor packages that meet customer and equipment OEM specifications. Project management and planning, equipment installation and commissioning are also covered in detail.     

Compressor Station Vibration and the Impact on Cost, Performance & Reliability Workshop

April 11 – 13 | Houston, TX 

This class will provide attendees with the knowledge and tools to better identify, specify, address and resolve vibration issues affecting reciprocating compressors. The impact of equipment selection, operation and piping layout on pulsation, vibration and performance will also be discussed.

Attendees will actively participate in designing pulsation control and identifying support locations using tools provided by the presenters. An overview of torsional vibration and its impact on the design process will also be provided.      

Engine Analyzer & Reliability Workshop

July 18–20 | Atlanta, GA 

This GMRC workshop is designed to meet the needs of analysts and engineers who are involved in predictive and preventive maintenance programs throughout the natural gas industry. Sessions and presentation ranging from basic to advanced will allow the analysts and engineers to take home information that is useful now.       

  • Case studies are now being accepted for the 2017 GMRC Engine Analyzer and Reliability workshop. Please send to Chairman Joe Lavy and Jane Butler  by Friday, March 31.



Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) 2

Session 2: Monday, February 27,  9:30-11:30 AM CST 
Presenter: Mike Rosenfeld, Kiefner 



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