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Anti-Coal Campaign

Several weeks ago a new advertising campaign emerged in a number of publications, including the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and political journals such as The Hill and Roll Call, under the title “Face It, Coal is Filthy.”  The ads blasted the use of coal as an energy… Read More

INGAA Fly-In Meetings

Given the activity this spring and summer on energy and climate change legislation, INGAA has scheduled a member “fly-in” to meet with policymakers on May 15 and 16.   The appointments are still coming together, but we can expect meetings with approximately 12 Members of Congress.  INGAA has reached out… Read More

Climate Change and Energy Legislation

As reported previously, Congress has devoted much of the spring to hearings on climate change legislation.  One of the most active leaders in the debate, Rep. Rick Boucher (D-VA, Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality) has made the point that climate change and energy policy… Read More

INGAA Files Comments To DOT Motor Carrier Hours of Service Rule

On March 10, INGAA filed comments to the Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act’s (FMCSA) notice of proposed rulemaking for drivers’ Hours of Service, 70 Fed. Reg. 3339 (January 24, 2005). The comments point out that INGAA members operate pipeline service vehicles to maintain the interstate… Read More

INGAA Supports Commissioner Kelly

March 18, 2004The Honorable George W. BushPresident of the United States1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NWWashington, DC 20500 Attention: Dina Powell, Assistant to the President for Personnel Dear Mr. President:I am writing on behalf of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) to support the nomination of the Honorable… Read More

Pipeline PCB Contamination and Remediation Project

In the past, the natural gas transmission industry used lubricating oils containing PCBs in both gas turbines and air compressors to take advantage of these oils’ fire retardant properties. Apparently, as a result of the years of operation of gas turbines in gas transmission compressor stations, PCBladen oil was… Read More

Indexing Interstate Gas Transportation Rates

The INGAA Foundation retained Christensen Associates in May 1990 to study the indexing of interstate gas transportation rates. The eight-month project has included a number of tasks. First, we developed a statement of the public policy arguments favoring gas transport rate indexation. We next identified the major options in the… Read More

Options for Addressing EPA’s Best Available Control Technology Top-Down Policy

This report presents a study of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) "top-down" policy for determining "best available control technology" (BACT) under the Clean Air Act’s Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program. In 1988 EPA established its "top-downt" BACT policy internally, without providing an opportunity for public comment. The purpose… Read More

Displacing Imported Oil with Natural Gas

Last year’s invasion of Kuwait by Iraqi forces and the resulting Persian Gulf war have again thrown into question our degree of dependence on foreign oil. While the world oil market has adjusted to the Persian Gulf events and the U.S. is not in immediate danger of an oil… Read More

FERC NEPA Critical Path Study

The Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) is a primary liaison organization representing the Natural Gas Industry and, as such is closely involved in support activities relating to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review/approval process. Any project that constitutes a "major federal… Read More

Public Attitudes Toward Natural Gas and Interstate Pipelines

Among the major sources of energy used in the United States, natural gas enjoys an outstanding image. Compared to oil, coal, and nuclear power, it is considered to be the safest to use, the best for the environment, the most acceptable for widespread use, (he most economical, and responsible… Read More

Impediments to New Natural Gas Markets

NEW MARKETS FOR GAS Faced with natural gas consumption that fell 27% between 1972 and 1986 and has only recently begun to recover, the natural gas industry must expand to new or under-utilized markets that can fuel future growth. Three markets appear most attractive, offering the possibility of… Read More

Common Codes of Transfer Points on Natural Gas Pipelines (GAS*CODE)

Dwights, under the direction of the INGAA Information Services Committee, completed the design, development, and commercial introduction of GAS*CODE, a data base of pipeline transferlreceipt points where nominations or gas title change can take place. The first commercial release included over 30,000 transferlreceipt points provided by eighteen interstate… Read More

Analyses Related to the Impact of Air Quality Regulation on the Natural Gas Transmission Industry

This report presents the results of a program of analysis and study performed during 1991 on Clean Air Act regulations which impact the natural gas transmission industry. This program is sponsored by the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America Foundation. The objectives of this work program are to enhance… Read More

Gas Compressor Industry Noise Regulation and Control Review Handbook

In July 1991, Ecology and Environment, Inc. (E & E), was contracted by The Interstate Natural Gas Association of America Foundation, Inc. (INGAA), to review noise legislation and investigate noise-control techniques that apply to the natural gas transmission industry. Data collected were to be summarized and made available to… Read More

Keeping up with Environmental Externality Developments

During the past two years, the term environmental externalities has become increasingly important in energy industries. The economic concept of externalities has been around for a long time, but state requirements that electric utilities factor environmental externalities into plans and decisions are a relatively new development. State environmental… Read More

AGA v. FERC ROFR Joint Brief of Intervenors INGAA and DEGT Pipelines in Support of Respondent 2-22-05

INGAA and the DEGT Pipelines, the Intervenors in Support of Respondent (hereinafter “Intervenors”), adopt the Commission’s statement of the ROFR issue: Whether the Commission reasonably concluded that no term-matching cap was necessary for the right of first refusal because existing regulatory controls prevent the exercise of pipeline… Read More

Energy Taxes: Their Impacts on Energy Markets

The Clinton Administration recently proposed a modified Btu tax on energy. Before the announcement, a variety of taxes was being considered, both broad-based (e.g., Btu, carbon, ad valorem and VAT) and fuel-specific (motor fuels and the oil import fee). Some of these are still being considered by Congress and others. Read More

Regulatory Treatment of Recoating Costs

This paper examines current federal regulations of interstate natural gas pipelines with regard to their treatment of recoating costs. These regulations require that costs associated with recoating be expensed in the year incurred. The analysis presented in this paper concludes that permitting pipelines to capitalize recoating costs would result in… Read More

Survey on Natural Gas Research

The natural gas industry is simultaneously undergoing fundamental structural change and being challenged to cultivate an array of new market opportunities. To successfully navigate through this period of transition, meet the needs of energy consumers, and capture the market potential for gas, the industry must carefully assess its market opportunities… Read More