CenterPoint Energy�s Greg Harper elected INGAA chairman

WASHINGTON– The board of directors of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America announced the election October 3 of C. Gregory Harper, as chairman of the INGAA board of directors for 2013. Harper is senior vice president and group president of CenterPoint Energy’s (NYSE: CNP) Pipelines and Field Services businesses.

“Greg is a strong leader, with real understanding about the enormous opportunities for natural gas and the natural gas pipeline industry,” said INGAA President and CEO Don Santa. “Greg will be at the forefront of industry efforts to advance natural gas as a solution to the nation’s energy, environmental, economic and employment challenges. He also intends to continue our efforts educating lawmakers, regulators and the public on the role pipelines play as the critical link in bringing much-needed natural gas supply to market.”

 Harper follows Spectra Energy President and CEO Gregory L. Ebel as INGAA chairman.

 INGAA’s board also elected Gary L. Sypolt, chief executive officer of Dominion Resources’ Dominion Energy operating segment, as first vice chairman, and David Devine, president of Kinder Morgan’s Natural Gas Pipe Line Company, as second vice chair.