2017 Fall Board Meeting is October 19 & 20

The fall TGA Board Meeting is just around the corner!

Remember, everyone is invited and encouraged to come to the Board and Committee Meetings. A great opportunity exists for each and every TGA member by becoming involved in one of the committees and getting to know your fellow natural gas members.

The Committee meetings are on October 19th and the Board Meeting follows on the 20th. Again, everyone is encouraged to attend the Board Meeting.

This year, we are meeting in Kerrville, which offers a great opportunity for fun during your personal time. Golf, shooting sports, touring the YO Ranch, shopping in Kerrville and nearby Fredricksburg and touring the hill country wineries in the area.

A link to the registration form can be found here. It has all the information the host hotel and the meetings.

Join us in Kerrville!

The 2017 RRC/PHMSA Pipeline Safety Training Begins Tomorrow!

 

 

The 2017 RRC/PHMSA Pipeline Safety training Conference begins tomorrow, September 20. (See the counter over to the right)

This is just a reminder for those who have not registered. if you have already registered, you may disregard this communication.

Follow these links for Registration/sponsorship forms:

Attendee Registration Form

Event Sponsorship Form

The block of rooms at the Embassy Suites is sold out!

Hotels near the Embassy Suites

Hurricane Harvey is finally gone

Hurricane Harvey has finally left the area.

As the water recedes in most areas, our operators are beginning to start the cleanup and the repairs of their systems.

We will do our best to keep information updated on this page for your use.

Check back to this page as we will be adding information as we receive it.

Special Waivers for operator qualification requirements

If you are beginning repairs and are using mutual assistance from our surrounding systems or from contractors, you may request a special waver for operator qualification requirements from the Railroad Commission via the safety email:

safety@rrc.texas.gov  

Permits for oversize/overweight loads going into the hurricane-affected areas.

TxDMV will not be issuing oversize/overweight permits for travel into or out of the Harvey disaster areas unless they are specifically involved in disaster relief areas

The TxDMV will not issue oversize/overweight permits for travel into or out of disaster areas (see map below) for loads not related to relief efforts. Only oversize and/or overweight vehicles involved in the relief efforts will be allowed to travel in the Hurricane Harvey affected areas. Active permits issued prior to the disaster will be extended as needed for travel at a later date.

Motor carriers transporting oversize and/or overweight loads for Hurricane Harvey disaster relief efforts have two options, the permit waiver per Gov. Gregg Abbott’s Declaration of Disaster or the MAP-21 Emergency Relief Permit per President Trump’s Declaration of Disaster.

Visit the following link for more details:

Embassy Suites Riverwalk is sold out for the PHMSA/RRC Training

 The Embassy Suites Riverwalk is sold out!

Link to hotels near the Embassy Suites

The 2017 RRC/PHMSA Pipeline Safety Training Seminar is scheduled.

Working Agenda (Preliminary)

Attendee Registration Form

Exhibitor Registration Form

Shipping Instructions

Shipping Label

Event Sponsor Form

Hotel Information for the Conference:

Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center

Embassy Suites San Antonio Riverwalk – Downtown
125 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, TX 78205

Arriving Tuesday, September 19, 2017 and departing Friday, September 22, 2017  (Meeting days are: Wednesday, September 20th, Thursday September 21st, and Friday, September 22nd)

 

* Valet parking is $30+ per 24 hours with in/out privileges, Valet: Event/day parking $15.00 based on availability with no in/out privileges

 

The meeting will be at the San Antonio Riverwalk Embassy Suites on September 20, 21 & 22nd.

PHMSA will have trainers available to talk about various aspects of the Pipeline Safety Rules in place at the time and to discuss upcoming PHMSA rules and regulations in the process of being passed or implemented.

There will also be an excellent opportunity to meet with and get to know the Railroad Commission personnel in a great setting.

Plan on being in San Antonio for the Conference!

 

Class – Cathodic Protection and Pipe Coatings

   
Cathodic Protection & Pipe Coating 101

installing anodes, anode beds, and impressed current basics, the basics of the galvanic cells, electrolysis and taking CP readings. In addition, learn about the types of pipe coatings to reduce corrosion of your metal pipes.

Instructor:

Brad Dickerson, Bass Engineering & Ryan Simmons, TexStar Products

Date:

Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
(Lunch will be provided)
Location:

Rockport Gas Office
2751 SH 35 By-Pass
Rockport, Texas 78382

Class Fee:
TGA Members -$40 per person. Non-members – $75 per person. Lunch included.
(Contact our office if you are unsure of membership – 281.497.8427)

 

This class will also be in another region in the Fall 
 _____________________________________________
Seating is Limited 
Register to reserve your seat today!
E-mail: mail@texasgas.com
Questions – 281.497.8427
Fax: 284.497.8426

2017 RRC/PHMSA Pipeline Safety Training Scheduled

 The 2017 RRC/PHMSA Pipeline Safety Training Seminar is scheduled.

The meeting will be at the San Antonio Riverwalk Embassy Suites on September 20, 21 & 22nd.

PHMSA will have trainers available to talk about various aspects of the Pipeline Safety Rules in place at the time and to discuss upcoming PHMSA rules and regulations in the process of being passed or implemented.

There will also be an excellent opportunity to meet with and get to know the Railroad Commission personnel in an informal setting.

Attendee Registration Form

Exhibitor Registration Form

Event Sponsorship Form

Hotel Information:

Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center

Embassy Suites San Antonio Riverwalk – Downtown
125 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, TX 78205

Arriving Tuesday, September 19, 2017 and departing Friday, September 22, 2017  (Meeting days are: Wednesday, September 20th, Thursday September 21st, and Friday, September 22nd)

Please make your individual hotel reservation by the cutoff date of Monday, August 28, 2017 at 5 PM by calling 800-EMBASSY (1-800.362.2779) OR contact the hotel 210.424.6204 front desk.  Or you may reserve your room online at this link.

Get your room early, the hotel will sell out!

To receive the TGA group rates, you must mention our Group name: Texas Gas Association and Group Code: TGA to receive the TGA special rate of $169++ for single or double occupancy.

The rates are good for 2 days before and 2 days after event. Based on Availability. 

* Valet parking is $30+ per 24 hours with in/out privileges, Valet: Event/day parking $15.00 based on availability with no in/out privileges.
* With the TGA rate you will also receive complimentary Internet in your suite.
* Hotel guest will enjoy a complimentary breakfast 6:00am – 10:00am.
* Hotel guest can partake in the complimentary Hotel Manager’s Reception daily 5:30 – 7:30 pm.

 ** Guests wishing to avoid an early checkout fee should advise the Hotel at or before check-in of any change in planned length of stay

Plan on being in San Antonio for the Conference!

 

2017 Operations and Management Conference

Join us for the
2017 Operations and Management Conference in Frisco, Texas!

                                                   Mike Haefner           Earl Shipp        Wayne Christian          Kim Corley

 

Be sure to register for the event and reserve your  hotel room early!
We have an outstanding conference lined up for you.  We encourage you to join us this year for one of the best events in Texas.

Registration materials and sponsorship opportunities are available just below. Click the links to register for the TGA Annual Meeting.

Attendee Registration form
Exhibitor Registration Form
Exhibitor Guidelines and Release form
Exhibitor Shipping Information

Auction Donation Form
Shirt Order Form

This year the Conference is Monday to Wednesday, June 12 – 14, 2017 in Frisco, Texas.
Shirt Order cutoff date is May 24 2017.
Conference Bag promotion cutoff is May 17, 2017.
Hotel reservation cutoff date is  May 21, 2017.
If you have any question; call the TGA office at (281) 497-8427 or e-mail us at: mail@texasgas.com
We look forward to seeing you in Frisco!

Hotel Reservation Information

Embassy Suites, Frisco

7600 John Q Hammons Dr.

Frisco, Texas 75034

Be sure to reserve your hotel room early.  

If this year is like the past few years, we will fill the rooms fairly quickly, so don’t wait, reserve with the hotel now!

The cut-off dateis Sunday, May 21, 2017 (if rooms are still available)

Make your reservations before they are gone!

To receive the TGA group rate of $155.00++, YOU MUST mention that you are with the TGA/Texas Gas Association.

Call the Embassy Suites as soon as possible at 972.712.7200 to make your reservation.

Mention the TGA meeting Code of TGA for the TGA rate of $155.00++, single or double room run-of-the-house per night.

Or reserve you room online at:   Reservation Link
Guests wishing to avoid other hotel fees: 
MUST see the TGA registration form for ALL details.
Any cancellations less than 72 hours will be charged cancellation fees.
The TGA rates are good for two days before and two days after, based on availability.
 
Check in at 3:00 pm, check-out 12:00 pm.

Surface Parking – No charge (complimentary).

Garage Parking – $10 for guest overnight self-parking and $5 per day up to 12 hours.

Valet parking $16 per day.

 

2017 Spring Board and Committee Meetings Coming up

Embassy Suites Dallas-frisco Hotel, Convention Center & Spa, Tx - ExteriorThe 2017 Spring Board and Committee Meeting is planned and registration materials are available

The meeting information:

Location:
Embassy Suites, Frisco
7600 John Q Hammons Dr.
Frisco, Texas 75034

Dates:
Monday, April 24 to Wednesday, April 26

Register today!

TGA Registration form link

Hotel Registration details:

Call the Embassy Suites as soon as possible at 972.712.7200 to make your reservation.
Mention the TGA board meeting and the Code of TXG for our special rate of $155.00++ for a single or double room run-of-the-house per night.
Hotel requirements:
  • You must identify yourself as a Texas Gas Association (TGA) member to receive the Event rate.
    • Hotel cut-off date for TGA’s special hotel rate is Monday, April 3, 2017.
  • Make your hotel reservations early to insure you get a room before they are gone.
    After the 3rd, the hotel may not offer our special rate and our remaining room block will be released to the public.

Meeting(s) agenda:

Monday, April 24, 2017

 Arrive at Hotel – Embassy Suites Hotel Frisco

                             7600 John Q Hammons Dr.

Frisco, TX 75034

5:30 pm – Scholarship Committee & Board Mtg
Indian Trail Meeting Room
Tuesday, April 25, 2017                
8:15 am – Coffee – Frisco 7 Ballroom
8:30 am – Committee Meetings begin – Frisco 7 Ballroom
                  Annual Meeting
                  Associates Meeting
                  Distribution Meeting
                  Employee Development Meeting
                  Marketing & Communications Meeting
                  Safety Committee Meeting
                  Transmission Committee Meeting
11:30 am – Golf Registration and Lunch – The Tribute Golf Club –
                    1000 Lebanon Rd., The Colony, TX 75056
12:30 pm – Tee Times begin – Scramble
 cornhole clipart
6:00 pm –   Reception & Cornhole Tournament
Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres
Lots of fun you don’t want to miss!
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
8:15 am – Coffee – Frisco 7 Ballroom
8:30 am – Board Meeting Begins
11:30 am – Adjourn
Join us at these meetings, get involved with the TGA, meet and interact with your peers in the natural gas industry and get to know everyone on a first-name basis!

Put the dates for the 2017 Safety Roundtable on your calendar!

The 2017 Safety Roundtable is Scheduled.

 

Put it on your calendar today!

The roundtable is scheduled for March 8 & 9, at the New Braunfels Conference Center in New Braunfels.

This roundtable is for safety professionals any other employee who has an interest in making their job safer.

Download the registration here

Download the sponsorship form here

Hotels near the convention center link

Join us in New Braunfels!