PHILLIP D. WRIGHT
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, GAS PIPELINES
ON BEHALF OF THE
INTERSTATE NATURAL GAS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
SUBCOMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND AIR QUALITY
COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND COMMERCE
UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
NATURAL GAS AND HEATING OIL FOR AMERICAN HOMES
NOVEMBER 2, 2005
Mr. Chairman and Members of the Subcommittee:
Thank you for the opportunity to testify on this important topic. My name is Phil Wright, and I am Senior Vice President for Gas Pipelines at Williams. Williams is the second-largest transporter of natural gas in the United States, transporting about 12 percent of the natural gas consumed. We operate three interstate pipelines which provide natural gas to major markets on both the east and west coasts including Atlanta, the Carolinas, Philadelphia, New York, Seattle, Portland and Florida. These systems total about 15,000 miles of pipe, transporting natural gas from the Gulf of Mexico, Canada, the Rocky Mountains and other production areas.
I am here today on behalf of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA). INGAA is a trade organization that represents the interstate natural gas transmission pipeline companies operating in the U.S., as well as comparable companies in Canada and Mexico. Its members transport over 95 percent of the nation's natural gas through a network of 180,000 miles of pipelines.