Natural Gas Interchangeability INGAA AGA Joint Statement 6-2-06

As a result of discussions among the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA), the American Gas Association (AGA) and our respective member companies about how to incorporate a proposed Natural Gas Council “Plus” technical framework on hydrocarbon liquid dropout and interchangeability specifications, INGAA and AGA have reached agreement on how individual pipelines, their customers and other interested parties can proceed in addressing gas quality issues. That agreement is set out in the Joint Statement on Issues Related to Natural Gas Quality that we are filing in this docket today.

We sincerely hope that other segments of the natural gas industry join INGAA and AGA in endorsing this approach and that the framework set out within the agreement can be integrated with the approach to gas quality issues that may be formulated by the Commission.