INGAA today announced that on July 18 its board of directors formally and unanimously affirmed its commitment to the highest levels of safety and integrity in the pipeline construction process.
Currently, the association has 26 members, representing the vast majority of the interstate natural gas transmission pipeline companies in the U.S. and in Canada. The association’s members operate nearly 200,000 miles of pipelines, and serve as a link between natural gas producers and consumers.
By endorsing INGAA’s “Commitment to Responsible Pipeline Construction,” each of INGAA’s member companies embraced the following core principles: 1) ensuring safe and reliable pipeline construction; 2) caring for communities and landowners; and 3) preserving environmental resources; and 4) respecting regulations.
“These principles are designed to recognize the ultimate reason our projects are built is to serve the needs of people,” said Diane Leopold, INGAA chair and president of Dominion Energy’s Gas Infrastructure Group. “It’s not just about the Americans who use natural gas to heat their homes and the businesses that use it to fuel their operations. It’s about our companies respecting every person impacted by a project.”
INGAA’s construction commitments, available here, include the following:
- Ensuring quality construction materials
- Testing all new pipelines before they go into service
- Collaborating with landowners and other stakeholders
- Minimizing impacts to natural resources