March 2011, Vol. 238 No. 3


INGAA Locks Horns With PHMSA; Wheels Turning on Hazardous Liquids Program, GHGs

The Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) has locked horns with PHMSA over the agency’s advisory bulletin on pipeline safety. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration sent out that bulletin after a recommendation from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) which it based on its preliminary findings from an investigation of the explosion of a Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) gas pipeline last year that killed seven people. In a Jan. 31 letter to top PHMSA safety official Jeff Wiese, Don Santa, INGAA president, wrote, “We are concerned, however, that the advisory bulletin could be read to countermand longstandi

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