In response to questions about how the interstate natural gas pipeline system is handling the Hurricane Sandy, Don Santa, president and CEO of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America, today released the following statement:
“The interstate natural gas pipeline system continues to weather the storm well. INGAA members companies are monitoring developments and their systems actively, with a focus on potential flooding or wind damage to above-ground facilities in low-lying or particularly hard-hit areas. Any potential outages are likely to be mitigated by relatively modest seasonal natural gas demand and lower electric-generation demand due to power outages.
“Sandy has been a tragic natural disaster, and the natural gas transmission industry stands ready to serve our customers throughout this event. We are appreciative of the efforts of the pipeline crews during this event.”