The U.S. Senate finally confirmed two additional Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) commissioners in November, establishing a full commission for the first time in years. What does this mean for the natural gas industry? Are we on a path to see more pipeline construction in the very near future? Does this help the U.S. move closer toward a position of energy strength? How can the industry show the value of new natural gas infrastructure?
In our most recent edition of the Energy Insider Interview Series, Ed Hild, a principal in Buchanan’s government relations practice in Washington, D.C., spoke with Don Santa, President and CEO of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America. As the leader of the trade organization that advocates regulatory and legislative positions for natural gas pipeline organizations across North America, Mr. Santa is keenly aware of what challenges and opportunities are ahead for the industry.
In the interview, Mr. Santa spoke with us about the state of the natural gas pipeline construction industry, what some of the opportunities are, how his members are increasing the safety of pipeline construction and much more.