As a result of the recent "birth" and rapid expansion of the Eagle Ford shale formation, operators from around the world have almost overnight transformed south Texas from quiet farming, ranching, and hunting communities to a 24/7 "rush" to drill, transport, and process the crude oil, natural gas liquids, and dry gas found in the Eagle Ford's shale formations throughout south Texas. San Antonio has become a major business hub for companies that have purchased or leased land and contractors, material suppliers, and service providers who help keep these new energy sources flowing.
The primary purpose of the San Antonio Pipeliners Association is to provide an opportunity for "peer-to-peer" networking for men and women involved in the pipeline and midstream industries. Monthly meetings will be held at the Petroleum Club of San Antonio and will include a time of networking, a buffet, and a speaker. Topics will range from technical issues important to the industry, governmental affairs affecting the industry, and academia's efforts to prepare and influence the next generation toward a career in the oil and gas industry.
Membership is open to exploration, production, engineering, construction, consulting, equipment, and supply companies either located or actively working in south Texas and involved in the onshore midstream business activities of gathering, treating, conditioning, transporting, processing, terminaling, and above and below-ground storage. Membership is also open to academia from local and south Texas colleges and universities who have an interest in preparing students for careers in the oil and gas industries.