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INGAA produces several reports each year on issues of importance to the interstate natural gas pipeline industry.

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  • INGAA
    Release Date10/01/2012
    Release DateOctober 1, 2012
    The intent of this white paper is to provide INGAA members with a framework of recommendations for the next evolution of integrity management based on the management system elements in ASME B31.8, B31.8S and current regulations. The recommendations included in this paper are flexible by design and ...
  • INGAA
    Release Date11/01/2010
    Release DateNovember 1, 2010
    This white paper, Interstate Natural Gas Pipeline Efficiency, documents advances in pipeline, engine and compressor technology that have produced continuous efficiency gains in the natural gas transportation pipeline industry since the advent of long mileage pipelines. The paper also reviews how factors such as the balance of pipe diameter and compression, as well as the efficiency of individual system components, contribute to overall pipeline system efficiency. Further, the paper describes pipeline company decision-making with respect to investments that have the potential to improve the efficiency of their assets.
  • Analysis Group Inc.
    Release Date08/20/2010
    Release DateAugust 20, 2010
    Analysis Group Inc., was commissioned to examine the economic impacts of the PCB ANPR, with particular focus on the specific microeconomic effects to individual natural gas pipelines. The data and models employed in support of the economic analysis are for modeling purposes only and are not necessarily reflective of the nature and extent of PCBs in the natural gas pipeline system today. While commissioned by INGAA in support of its comments, this paper is an independent analysis, and its conclusions are based on the expertise of the authors.
  • ENVIRON International Corporation
    Release Date08/01/2010
    Release DateAugust 1, 2010
    ENVIRON International Corporation (ENVIRON) was commissioned to analyze the effectiveness of the transmission industry’s efforts to clean PCB-impacted air compressor systems and to examine risks to health and the environment associated with residual PCBs in these systems as they relate to natural gas pipeline operations. While commissioned by INGAA in support of its comments, this paper is an independent analysis, and its conclusions are based on the expertise of the author.
  • S.S. Papadopulos & Associates, Inc.
    Release Date08/01/2010
    Copyright2010
    Release DateAugust 1, 2010
    S.S. Papadopulos & Associates, Inc. was commissioned to examine chemical and physical properties of PCBs relative to the natural gas transmission system. This report reviews the relevant history of PCBs and their presence in pipelines and pipeline equipment, and the effectiveness of the transmission industry’s success in removing PCBs from the pipeline systems since they were first regulated in the 1980’s. While commissioned by INGAA in support of its comments, this report is an independent analysis, and its conclusions are based on the expertise of the author.
  • Exponent Inc.
    Release Date08/01/2010
    Release DateAugust 1, 2010
    Exponent was commissioned to analyze PCB toxicology and the exposure risks associated with residual PCBs in the interstate natural gas pipeline system and other topics of relevance to the natural gas pipeline industry. While commissioned by INGAA in support of its comments, this report is an independent analysis, and its conclusions are based on the expertise of the authors.
  • Pipeline Knowledge & Development
    Release Date01/01/2010
    Release DateJanuary 1, 2010
    Pipeline Knowledge & Development was commissioned to provide an overview of the scale, complexity and interconnectedness of the natural gas pipeline system, including a discussion of the various liquid management measures employed by pipeline companies. While commissioned by INGAA in support of its PCB comments, this paper is an independent analysis, and its conclusions are based on the expertise of the author.
  • Bruce Hedman, ICF
    Release Date11/01/2009
    Release DateNovember 1, 2009
    This report reviews the status of waste heat recovery to power projects on pipeline compressor drives in North America as of September 2009, and represents a follow-on analysis to the February 2008 report entitled âââ€Waste Energy Recovery Opportunities for Interstate Natural Gas Pipelinessssââ†prepared for INGAA.
  • Interstate Natural Gas Association of America
    Release Date01/01/2009
    Release DateJanuary 1, 2009
    In a single, easy-to-use volume, the Desk Book captures a wealth of background information about the interstate natural gas pipeline industry in the United States. The Desk Book spans many topics,including the evolution of natural gas regulation, current challenges facing the industry, the legal and regulatory framework under which pipelines operate, and new and evolving issues such as post-9/11 security and the potential regulation of greenhouse gas emissions. The volume also provides background on the construction and operation of natural gas transmission lines and an extensive glossary of natural gas industry terminology.
  • Natural Gas Council
    Release Date06/02/2008
    Release DateJune 2, 2008
    In October 2007, U.S. Senators Joseph I. Lieberman (Independent-CT) and John W. Warner (Republican-VA), chairman and ranking member of the Senate Subcommittee on Private Sector and Consumer Solutions to Global Warming and Wildlife Protection, introduced S. 2191, America's Climate Security Act of 2007. Following action by the Committee on Environment and Public Works, the modified legislation was later introduced as S. 3036, the Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act of 2008. In response to the introduction of global climate legislation, the Natural Gas Council (NGC) undertook a study to review the potential impact on natural gas. Our model runs were being completed just as Sen. Barbara Boxer (Democrat-CA) introduced her substitute amendment to S. 3036, but they are consistent with the offsets outlined in her proposed changes.
  • William Massey and Robert Fleishman, Covington & Burling LLP
    Release Date10/14/2007
    Release DateOctober 14, 2007
    This White Paper expresses the collective views of a broad brange of energy trade associations regarding current enforcement policy and activities of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. These energy associations broadly span the various segments of both the gas and electric industries and offer this constructive analysis to support the Commisson's use its enforcement authority to foster a culture of compliance by market participants. The Commission must deter those who might be inclined to choose a different path, facilitate self-reporting, ensure that the assessment of civil penalties fits the violation, and avoid cilling legitimate market behavior.
  • Cheryl J. Trench, President, Allegro Energy Consulting and Thomas O. Miesner, Principal, Miesner LLC
    Release Date05/01/2006
    Copyright2006
    Release DateMay 1, 2006
    This report surveys the contributions of oil and gas pipelines in meeting the Nation’s energy needs, the critical role that research played in making those contributions possible up until now, and how research will be necessary in the future to meet the challenges facing pipelines. Continued, even increased, dependence on pipelines is clear. Not only will demand for oil and natural gas grow, requiring greater capacity for distribution across the nation and into communities, but regional patterns of supply and demand will shift, requiring reconfigured pipeline movements. Research is essential to improve pipeline safety, supply reliability, environmental performance, security and efficiency as the system encounters higher capacity utilization and higher bars for performance.
  • Natural Gas Council Task Groups
    Release Date02/28/2005
    Release DateFebruary 28, 2005
    On February 28, 2005, the Natural Gas Council filed with FERC two technical papers entitled: Natural Gas Interchangeability and Non-Combustion End Use, and Liquid Hydrocarbon Drop Out in Natural Gas Infrastructure. These papers represent the culmination of nearly a year of work by a large group of natural gas industry stakeholders -- the NGC+ Group--which worked well to reach a consensus understanding of these problems and recommendations about how they might be managed.