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Pipeline PCB Contamination Project 1996 Report

Piper and Marbury was retained by the INGAA Foundation to provide legal background for the development of positions for a filing on December 6, 1994 proposed revisions to the PCB rules. Ms. Toni Allen of Piper & Marbury assisted INGAA with filings made on May 1, 1995 and June 2… Read More

Future Technology Needs of the Natural Gas Pipeline Industry

The manner in which value is created in the natural gas industry is changing, and the role of pipelines in that value creation chain continues to evolve. Since R&D is one of the pillars that supports the strategy of any business, such changes call for a re-assessment of the… Read More

Natural Gas Use in Distributed Power Generation Applications

Distributed power generation is any small scale power generation technology that provides electric power at a site closer to customers than central station generation, and is usually interconnected to the transmission or distribution system. Capacities may range from about 500 kilowatts to 25 megawatts. Various technologies, including some fueled… Read More

The Future of the Interstate Natural Gas Pipeline Business

The natural gas industry in the United States is undergoing major changes that are reshaping traditional roles, creating opportunities for new participants, and redefining the scope and character of government regulation. As the result of proposals at both the state and federal level to further "unbundle’ retail gas sales and… Read More

The Use of Liquefied Natural Gas For Peaking Service

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is becoming a sigdicant factor in providing gas service during peak times in a number of regions of the U.S. and Canada. Based on a survey of LNG facilities conducted for this study, there are currently 85 LNG plants in North America, 56 with liquefaction… Read More

Nuclear Power Plants and Implications of Early Shutdown for Future Natural Gas Demand

The nuclear power industry, along with the rest of the North American utility industry, is moving to a highly competitive, price-driven environment. Often perceived as a monolith, in this industry, like others, there are winners and losers. Despite very impressive improvements in O&M costs and output in recent years,… Read More

Natural Gas Pipeline Safety 1994 to 1997: The Change to a New Safety Paradigm

The safe and reliable transportation of America’s energy needs has long been a priority of the natural gas transmission industry. Year after year, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) statistics prove the industry to be the safest in the country. And while the safety record is enviable, pipeline companies conduct… Read More

El Panorama Futuro Para El Gas Natural Importado – En Espanol

Este reporte examina el panorama fbturo de las importaciones de gas natural a Estados Unidos durante la proxima decada, especialmente durante los afios 2000 y 2005. El reporte encuentra que la red norteamericana de transmision de gas se esta integrando cada vez mas. Cada una de las tres… Read More

Review of Natural Gas Pipeline Activity in Selected Regions of the World

The outlook for natural gas pipeline construction has never been brighter. Natural gas consumption has increased significantly over the years. Since 1985, world consumption of natural gas has increased 26%. World demand is now about 75 Tcf per year. The increase would probably have been higher had the… Read More

GISB’s Five Year Strategic Plan

Ernst & Young is pleased to submit this strategic planning assignment final report to the Gas Industry Standards Board (GISB). This effort was funded by the INGAA Foundation. The assignment involved collaboration with the GISB board, GISB members, and Ernst & Young specialists to develop a strategic view… Read More

Future Competitiveness of Existing Coal Plants: Implications of Increased Air Emissions Controls

Despite the significant air emissions requirements already in place, coalfired generation from existing plants is generally the cheapest way to generate electricity in the United States. For this reason, these plants constitute the core of the nation’s baseload generation. Competition and pressure for lower prices in the future… Read More

User Fees and Transaction Costs Involving Native American Lands

Representatives from the natural gas pipeline, oil pipeline, telecommunications and electric utilities industries gathered in Denver on September 26, 1997, to discuss land use, user fees, transaction costs, rights of way and other related issues as they apply to Native American lands. The Interstate Natural Gas Association of America… Read More

Need for Natural Gas Increases with More Nuclear Plants Shut Down

There is now a broad consensus that there will be many nuclear plant shutdowns in the United States. For the first time, there is a need for serious supply-side response to the effect of nuclear plant shutdowns on regional U.S. energy supply. Possible nuclear plant shutdowns provide a… Read More

The Benefits of Retail Electricity Competition in Low-Cost States

It has become axiomatic that allowing consumers to choose their electric-energy supplier &om a competitive market will provide them greater benefits than those offered by the current regulated regime. There are concerns, however, that retail deregulation, the process through which consumers will gain the right to choose, will primarily… Read More

Natural Gas Pipeline Company-Contractor Alliances

As the Natural Gas Industry has become more competitive, methods to save on costs have fostered innovative solutions in the conduct of business. One such solution is the use of alliancelpartnering arrangements in lieu of traditional contracting methods. To assist MGAA Foundation members in the evaluation of alliancelpartnering arrangements,… Read More

North American Pipeline Safety Summit

Ronald L. Adams, Senior Vice President, Consolidated Natural Gas Company provided a program summary at the conclusion of the Summit that identified the critical issues facing the natural gas industry as it prepares for, and enters, the next century. When considering the issues, challenges and opportunities for enhancing the… Read More

River and Stream Crossings Study (Phase I)

There is a growing concern within the natural gas pipeline industry that turbidity based permit requirements for pipeline water crossings may be overly conservative and difficult if not impossibleto achieve. Many jurisdictions use turbidity, measured in nephlometric turbidity units (NTU), as ameans of measuring and controlling sediment released during… Read More

Temporary Right-of-Way Width Requirements for Pipeline Construction

The INGAA Foundation commissioned Gulf Interstate Engineering (GIE), a professional engineering firm, to undertake a study and make an objective determination of appropriate widths for safe, maneuverable pipeline construction rights-of-way. To ensure the objectivity of the study, GIE examined current practices and safety codes, surveyed pipelines and industry contractors,… Read More

Competitive Strategies for Natural Gas in the Converging Energy Market

Convergence is the implementation of technology gains and other innovations across an energy consuming market. Convergence in this study is more specifically defined as: The continuous progression of the natural gas and electric industries from separate and distinct operating markets to a consolidated dynamic market driven by competitive… Read More

Reducing Electric Transmission Constraints with Gas-Fired Power Generation

The electric power industry is preparing for a rise in customer demand and major urban load centers are requiring more electricty. As electric demand in urban areas rises, congrestion on the electric transmission system may increase. This study found that gas-fueled generation has the potential to increase electric generating capacity… Read More