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Gas Machinery Journal GMRC AWARDED DOE CONTRACT On October 3, 2004, the U.S. Department of Energy announced that they have awarded a five-year $5 million research contract to the Gas Machinery Research Council (GMRC) for an Advanced Reciprocating Compression Technology (ARCT) Program. The objective of the ARCT program is to develop the next generation of reciprocating compressor technology to enhance the efficiency, reliability, and integrity of pipeline operations through improved compression. The suite of technologies developed by this program is aimed at