By Oliver Klinger, Publisher
With 297 registered attendees, the INGAA Foundation’s Spring meeting had a record turnout. Normally held in Texas, the conference was moved to Amelia Island, FL to dovetail with an INGAA analyst event.
In the afternoon Planning and Studies session the focus was on the ranking of 21 separate studies. This meeting is open to all attendees and the four studies receiving the highest scores were: “Midstream Infrastructure Report through 2035,” “Improving the Safety Culture: Utilizing the Meta Safety Culture Results to Make a Difference,” “Third Party Inspection” and “Criteria for Pipelines Co-existing with Power Lines.”
Topics covered in the general session included: “Two Energy Imperatives: Scale and Density” presented by author Robert Bryce; “Priorities for Interstate Natural Gas Pipelines,” a panel moderated by Greg Harper of CenterPoint Energy; “Market Drivers Affecting Demand for Pipeline Services and Infrastructure,” with panelists Robert Ineson of IHS CERA and Bruce Henning of ICF. The luncheon speaker was Cas Holloway, the Deputy Mayor for Operations of New York City, who discussed the increased use of natural gas to power NYC.
The following day included a “Safety Message from NTSB” by Chariman Deborah Hersman and the “Washington Report” from Cathy Landry, Director of Communications for INGAA and the INGAA Foundation.
The current INGAA Foundation Chairman is Joe Ramsey, Group Vice President, Project Execution, Spectra Energy. For more information on the INGAA Foundation visit: www.ingaa.org.