Pipelines safely, responsibly and reliably deliver abundant natural gas to the American consumer and make the U.S. natural gas production boom possible. In order to build a natural gas pipeline across state lines, a company must receive approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), which determines whether there is a need for the project. FERC conducts a thorough review of the proposed pipeline route to minimize environmental and other impacts. You will learn more about regulatory agencies, landowner rights and the overall construction process below.
The Department of Transportation (DOT) identifies pipelines as the safest, most reliable form of energy transportation. INGAA and its members work every day to ensure both.