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PHMSA Gas Gathering Workshops

PHMSA has published several more dates and locations for the gas gathering definition workshops. The first few workshops have been very informative and have provided an opportunity for lively exchanges among federal, state, and industry stakeholders. Workshop schedule and registration information can be found by clicking here.

Nov 14, 2006Evansville Convention Center, Evansville, INIndiana Utility Regulatory Commission
Nov 16, 2006Sheraton – Denver West (Union Street), Denver, COColorado Public Utilities Commission
Nov 28, 2006Cambridge, OH (exact facility yet to be determined)Public Utilities Commission of Ohio
Nov 30, 2006Embassy Suites, Charleston, WVWest Virginia Public Service Commission
Dec 7, 2006Port Allen Convention Center, Port Allen, LA (Baton Rouge)Louisiana Department of Natural Resources

The topics to be discussed include:

  • Identify the beginning and endpoints of gathering by applying American Petroleum Institute’s (API) Recommended Practice (RP) 80 and its supplemental definitions
  • Identify a “regulated” segment of a gathering line
  • Identify and understand which compliance activities are required for certain gathering lines
  • Apply and enforce significant dates for various compliance activities
  • Recognize, identify and define equipment and processes associated with production
  • Explain processing and treatment of gas stream constituents in gathering systems
  • Interpret and apply PHMSA enforcement policies and significant opinions