Southern Star prepares for peak demand during cold weather season

(Owensboro, KY – Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, Inc.) – As our service area faces frigid winter temperatures as part of Winter Storm Elliott, Southern Star continues to provide clean, safe, and reliable service to our customers. Southern Star is proactively coordinating with our customers to minimize risk of service interruptions and to continue meeting…

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Southern Star proudly announces employee-managed nonprofit to benefit community

(Owensboro, KY – Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, Inc.) – Southern Star is proud to announce the formation of Southern Star Cares, an employee-led nonprofit organization that will benefit the Owensboro area community. Southern Star team members generated more than $100,000 in their inaugural fundraiser, surpassing the team’s $80,000 goal. “Our individual team members make…

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Board of Directors announces new board members

Mr. Shawn L. Patterson was elected to the Board of Directors on October 1 to coincide with his appointment as President & CEO of Southern Star. Mr. Patterson joined Southern Star in 2017 and has over 27 years of industry experience with a passion for building strong teams, safety culture, growth platforms and optimizing organizations’…

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Southern Star supports Barton Community College natural gas education program through donation of equipment

Barton Community College in Great Bend, Kansas is the recipient of a metering skid with flow control, donated by Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline. This equipment will be used for the school’s natural gas program, giving students the opportunity to work with the same level of equipment that they might encounter on the job. Southern…

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Southern Star appoints Charles Crews as Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer

(Owensboro, KY – Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, Inc.) – Southern Star is pleased to announce Charles Crews will become Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer effective December 1, 2022. Mr. Crews succeeds Shawn Patterson who will become President and Chief Executive Officer effective October 1, 2022. “Having worked with Charles for nearly 14…

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Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline Announces Departure of Chief Financial Officer Tamara R. Wilson

(Owensboro, KY – Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, Inc.) – Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, Inc. (the “Company”) today announced that Tamara “Tami” R. Wilson, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, will resign from the position effective September 17, 2022, to pursue another opportunity as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer with Rokstad Power, Inc.…

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Southern Star first to start hydrogen-blend fuel testing

(Owensboro, KY – Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, Inc.) – Southern Star is committed to reaching net zero emissions by 2050, and is proud to announce thecommencement of the testing phase of blending hydrogen fuels to power its compression system. This would make it the first natural gas transmission company in the United States to…

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One-of-a-kind pigging facility prepares team members for pipeline inspections

Since 2020, Southern Star’s training center in Hesston, Kansas has been home to one of the only pig launcher and receiver facilities run by air in North America. In pipeline transportation, pigs are devices used to inspect a pipeline from the inside. The pigs are launched from one part of the pipeline and received at…

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Unique cutaway gives Southern Star team a greater perspective on how our engines work

Southern Star’s Training Center in Hesston, Kansas features a first-of-its-kind GMV-TF natural gas engine with a cutaway of a power cylinder. This unique engine allows trainees to see all the components involved in a power cycle. “You can see the piston, the exhaust, the intake port, the fuel injection valve, and the spark plug. We…

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Power Desk role takes customer collaboration to new heights and reduces impact of system maintenance

In 2019, Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, Inc. introduced the Power Desk & Operations Specialist to provide a central point of contact for collaboration with its power generation customers. “What makes the role unique is the use of tools and analytics to communicate between power plants and Southern Star’s Gas Control as it relates to…

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