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Hitachi Acquires Sullair

Hitachi Ltd. has made an agreement with Accudyne Industries to purchase the Illinois-based air-compressor manufacturer, Sullair (an Accudyne subsidiary), for US$1.245 billion. Hitachi said its primary motive for the purchase is to gain...

Motortech’s Engine Upgrade

German company Motortech said it now offers a complete system upgrade for the Waukesha P9390 natural gas engine. The company, based in Celle, said the advantages from the upgrade include increased reliability...
Natural Gas Generation

EIA: Nat Gas Generators Make Up 42% Of U.S. Generating Capacity

Natural gas continues to be the popular energy choice in the United States. Natural gas-fired generators comprise 42% of the operating electricity generating capacity in the country, according to the U.S....

A 3-D Milestone For MAN Diesel & Turbo

MAN Diesel & Turbo announced it is equipping it gas turbines with components produced through additive manufacturing, also known as 3-D printing. “As of now, we are the first manufacturer in the...

Kobe Steel Opens 40MW Compressor Test Facility

At its Takasago Works facility in Western Japan, Kobe Steel has opened a testing facility for non-standard, large capacity compressors with variable speed motors of up to 40 MW. Construction on...
Sundyne compressor cutaway

Notable Events At The GPA Midstream Convention

This year, the annual GPA Midstream Convention was held in San Antonio, Texas. The event brought in more than 2100 delegates from at least 13 countries to strengthen their ties to...

Southwest Energy Institute Canceled

The Southwest Energy Institute scheduled for April 24-27 in Liberal, Kansas, has been canceled due to low pre-registration numbers. A letter to exhibitors said the SEI committee, "mindful of the depressed...
Jim Hutton

James Hutton, CECO VP Of Sales, Dies At 96

James R. Hutton, a mechanical engineer with Compressor Engineering Corp. (CECO) died in Houston on April 8 at the age of 96. Hutton was a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical...

Ampo Poyam Valves Opens New Manufacturing Plant

Ampo Poyam Valves has completed construction of a new valve manufacturing plant in Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu, India). The 15,000 sq.ft. (1400 m2) plant is 100% owned by Ampo. It has valve assembly, testing, painting...
Henry Hub spot prices

EIA: 2016-17 Spot Prices 52% Higher Than Last Season

The U.S. natural gas spot prices at Henry Hub averaged US$3.01 per MMBtu during the 2016-17 season, which was 52% higher than prices during the same period in 2015-16, according to...