Threaded End Ball Valves

The valve has many components that you can choose from when ordering, thus it is always important to know the media or application the valve will be used in. For example; knowing what end connections you need is very crucial. Not all applications can accommodate. There are tons of End Connections that you can choose from, GVC offers: Raised Face (Flanged) Connections Ring Type Joint (Flanged) Connections Threaded Ends Socket Weld Ends Occasionally Butt Weld (Not Standard Production End Connection) Fact: Did you know that…

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Methane stimulates growth

A new report suggests that the nation’s growing methane mitigation industry can boost economic development in key energy states and help reduce oil and gas air pollution, according to the Environmental Defense Fund. As the federal government considers standards to limit methane emissions from oil and gas operations, the demand for this equipment and services is expected to rise. A report from the consultancy ICF International indicated methane emissions will increase roughly 5 percent from now through 2018 absent industry-wide adoption of new control measures.…

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Are our Oil and Gas workers being cheated from their earnings?

  A review of the U.S. Department of Labor shows that men and women in the oil and gas industry are being cheated from their wages and being underpaid. More and more companies that are hiring full time employees are “using accounting techniques to deny workers benefits such as medical leave or unemployment insurance.” “The DOL investigations have centered on what is known as worker “misclassification,” an accounting gambit whereby companies treat full-time employees as independent contractors paid hourly wages, and then fail to make…

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The Oil and Gas industry working together with the Farmers and Ranchers for the betterment of the people

 I was raised in the Permian Basin during the 1970’s oil boom.  Typically when folks think of the Permian Basin the first U.S. state that comes to mind is Texas.  I however grew up in a small oil field town in New Mexico that sits just six short miles west of the Texas border.  Funny thing is as you traveled into Texas the landscape changed almost immediately into plowed fields checkered with square and circular plots producing cotton, corn and peanuts not the stereotypical vision…

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