INGAA Statement on EPA's Proposed Methane Rule

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 29, 2019

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August 29, 2019 —

Don Santa, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America, issued the following statement in response the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed updates to New Source Performance Standards for the oil and natural gas industry:

“Members of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America have a long history of minimizing methane emissions from their operations. In 2018, INGAA’s board of directors took the further step of adoptingvoluntary commitments that prioritize continuously improving existing practices to minimize methane emissions from interstate natural gas transmission and storage operations. Members of INGAA have agreed to these voluntary commitments because reducing methane emissions is socially and environmentally responsible, and good business for natural gas transmission and storage companies.

“Members of INGAA will stand by these commitments, maintain pipeline integrity and safe operations, and minimize impacts to customers and communities irrespective of any regulatory changes.”