Conquering the Summit with the Future Leaders Program

September 20, 2013 By: Jennifer M. Hatten The Engineering and Construction Contracting Association (ECC) held their 45th annual conference September 11 – 14, 2013, at the JW MarriotDesert Springs in Palm Desert, California. This year’s attendance was the largest in the conference’s history with over 750 registered attendees. Centered on the theme, Conquering the Summit, [...]

The Great LNG Reversal

July 25, 2013 By: Peter van der Schans The US is transitioning from being a net importer of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to a net exporter. After going through a revival earlier this century, LNG imports into the US have been on the decline since 2007. As of March 2013, only three out of the [...]

Solar Power Projects Heat Up Across the US

July 25, 3013 The June issue of Construction Headline News brings the activity of the US solar market to light. Photovoltaic panel manufacturers are trying to keep pace with the many solar power projects ramping up across California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, and Georgia. Many of these public and private ventures will be the biggest [...]

Experts and Evidence and Exhibits, Oh My!

July 7, 2013 By Peter W. van der Schans The Energy Bar Association’s (EBA) 2013 Spring quarterly newsletter, EBA Update, has an interesting article in the “Judge’s Corner” written by guest columnist, The Honorable Steven L. Sterner. His article, “Effectively Building a Record,” discusses how trial counsel can present their case before the Federal Energy [...]

Interface Consulting Sees Rising OTC Attendance as Energy Industry Indicator

May 21, 2013 Interface Consulting International, Inc., a leading construction and engineering consulting firm, once again helped break attendance records during the 44th annual Offshore Technology Conference held May 6-9, 2013, at Reliant Park. Turnout broke last year’s 30-year high with over 104,800 attendees, up from 89,400 attendees in 2012. The sold-out exhibition brought together offshore energy [...]

44th Annual OTC Shatters 30-Year High Attendance Record

May 17, 2013 By: Peter van der Schans As part of our ongoing effort to remain at the cutting edge of the offshore oil and gas industry, construction experts from Interface Consulting attended the 44th annual Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), which took place May 6 – 9, 2013, at Reliant Park in Houston, Texas. Interface [...]

India Inks International LNG Deals to Meet Rising Demand

April 29, 2013 The April 2013 issue of Construction Headline News explores how liquefied natural gas is becoming a rising star in India’s energy program. In order to meet rising energy demands, India has inked new deals with suppliers from the US, Spain, and France, and is racing to build new and expand existing terminal [...]

Houston Hosts World’s Largest LNG Conference

April 24, 2013 by: Jessica A. Valor Over 5,000 delegates and 350 exhibitors from over 80 countries attended the 17th International Conference & Exhibition on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG 17) held at Houston’s George R. Brown Convention Center April 16-19, 2013. Many of Interface Consulting’s experts, including myself, attended the event on Thursday, April 18. [...]

Cross-Border Pipeline Agreements Create New Ties in Europe and Asia

March 19, 2013 Political and economic tensions are heating up in the March issue of Construction Headline News as countries across Europe and Asia form alliances and agreements in order to decrease their dependence on unfavorable energy sources. From Italy to India, cross-border pipelines, with many routes in competition with one another, are in talks [...]

Coal and Natural Gas Involved In ‘Power’ Struggle over Energy Market Share

The April 2012 issue of Construction Headline News focuses on the escalating US natural gas production and waning domestic demand. As prices continue to fall to the lowest levels in over a decade, utility companies are forecasted to turn to natural gas as their power source of choice. Meanwhile, coal has become a less formidable [...]