December 2016, Vol. 243, No. 12

Interim Gas Storage Regulations Upcoming from PHMSA Interim regulations from PHMSA on natural gas storage facilities are imminent. They are unlikely to be controversial since the Pipeline and Hazardous Safety Administration says it will be based on two industry voluntary standards: API Recommended Practices 1170 and 1171, both fully supported by pipeline groups. The regulations were adopted in 2015 in the wake of the leak at SoCalGas’s Aliso Canyon facility. There are 415 underground gas storage facilities in the U.S., half are interstate and half intrastate. However, permanent regulations scheduled to be finalized in the…

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