Natural gas transmission industry committed to pipeline safety

WASHINGTON – Don Santa, president and CEO of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America, today released the following statement in response to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood’s call yesterday for enhanced pipeline safety:

“INGAA’s members are committed to pipeline safety, and we want to continue to work with the Transportation Department and its agencies to ensure the safest, most reliable pipeline network possible.

“Earlier this year, INGAA’s membership formally adopted a set of five guiding principles for pipeline safety, including a goal of zero incidents – a perfect record of safety and reliability for the national pipeline system. Today, we are working to generate a comprehensive plan, with specific, performance-based measures to achieve our zero incidents goal.

“We intend to work every day toward a perfect safety record, and we are glad to have the Transportation Department and Secretary LaHood as a strong and committed partner in this effort.”