INGAA applauds House E&C Leadership for advancing Pipeline Safety Reauthorization

WASHINGTON, District of Columbia, United States — Amy Andryszak, President & CEO of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA), released the following statement regarding thePipeline Safety, Modernization, and Expansion Act of 2024:

“INGAA applauds U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy & Commerce Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Energy, Climate, and Grid Security Subcommittee Chair Jeff Duncan for their leadership in advancing the Pipeline Safety, Modernization, and Expansion Act of 2024 out of Committee.  

“Among many helpful provisions to our membership, the bill includes INGAA’s key priorities related to the reauthorization of the Office of Pipeline Safety within the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).  

“Importantly, the proposed text would require PHMSA to finalize the Class Location Rule, hold at least two Gas Pipeline Advisory Committee meetings annually, and convene a working group to help address regulatory issues related to Maximum Allowable Operating Pressure testing records.  

“Now that the House Committees on Energy & Commerce and Transportation & Infrastructure have advanced their proposals, we urge the U.S. House of Representatives to merge them in a consensus-driven, bipartisan manner so that a final pipeline safety reauthorization bill may swiftly be approved by the full chamber.  Safety is paramount to our membership, and INGAA has a long history of working with Congress to advance bipartisan legislation that improves the safety of our nation’s pipeline system.” 


INGAA represents the U.S. natural gaspipeline industry. INGAA’s members deliver clean, abundant, affordable natural gas throughout North America and operate approximately 200,000 miles of pipelines that serve as an indispensable link between natural gas producers and consumers.