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Industry reinforces core value of safety and goal of zero pipeline incidents

Sabrina Fang | 202.682.8114 |

WASHINGTON, March 17, 2016 – API Midstream Group Director Robin Rorick reinforced the oil and natural gas industry’s core value of safety and goal of zero incidents as the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) issued a proposal on natural gas transmission.

“We are currently reviewing the new PHMSA rule. Safety is our industry’s core value,” said Rorick. “As we assess the content of the rule, we will be looking to ensure that any proposed change to the current regulatory framework does not compromise safety. 

“Our industry continues to lead on creating new standards to enhance pipeline safety, and we look forward to working with PHMSA to ensure this new rule works with ongoing industry efforts to achieve our joint goal of zero incidents.”

API is the only national trade association representing all facets of the oil and natural gas industry, which supports 9.8 million U.S. jobs and 8 percent of the U.S. economy. API’s more than 650 members include large integrated companies, as well as exploration and production, refining, marketing, pipeline, and marine businesses, and service and supply firms. They provide most of the nation’s energy and are backed by a growing grassroots movement of more than 30 million Americans.