Joint Trade Comments to DOE Regarding Resilience Standards

The American Petroleum Institute, American Gas Association, American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers, the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America, and the American Public Gas Association (collectively, “Commenters”) offer the following comments on the Department of Energy’s Request for Information (RFI), “Codes, Standards, Specifications, and Other Guidance for Enhancing the Resilience of Oil and Natural Gas Infrastructure Systems Against Severe Weather Events.” The Commenters represent respective members involved in all aspects of the oil and natural gas industry, including producers, refiners, suppliers, distributors, pipeline operators and marine transporters, as well as service and supply companies that support all segments of the industry. Commenter members are deeply committed to safe, secure, resilient, and environmentally responsible operations which reduce potential risk to the public, as well as employees, contractors, and operations.

Safety is the core value of the industry and we continue to work with stakeholders, including DOE, to ensure we are operating in a manner that protects our workers and communities, promotes safe practices, and improves our ability to deliver critical products around the nation to meet consumer demand.