August 03, 2017
Don Santa, president and chief executive officerof the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America, today lauded the U.S. Senate for voting to confirm Neil Chatterjee and Robert Powelson to serve as members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and thereby restoring the commission’ s quorum, which had been absent since early February:
“We applaud the Senate for confirming Neil Chatterjee and Robert Powelson to serve as members of FERC, thereby restoring the commission’s quorum, which has been absent for six months.
“The commission now can get back to work thoroughly reviewing the many energy infrastructure projects of national importance that have been sidelined in recent months.
“We appreciate the Trump administration formally nominating Republican Kevin McIntyre (designated as chairman) and Democrat Richard Glick and are encouraged to see that the Energy and Natural Resources Committee has already scheduled a hearing for the two nominees in September.
“INGAA hopes that the Senate can confirm McIntyre and Glick as soon as possible.”
INGAA is the North American association representing the interstate and interprovincial natural gas pipeline industry. INGAA’s members operate approximately 200,000 miles of pipelines, and serve as an indispensable link between natural gas producers and consumers.