Washington, D.C. – The American Gas Association (AGA) today released its Commitment to Enhancing Safety document. The document acts as testimony to AGA and its member companies’ commitment to proactively collaborate with public officials, emergency responders, excavators, consumers, safety advocates and members of the public to continue to improve the industry’s longstanding record of providing natural gas service safely and effectively to more than 175 million Americans.
“AGA and our member companies are leading our industry by demonstrating the highest level of commitment to constant improvement,” said Dave McCurdy, president and CEO, AGA. “AGA continues to uphold pipeline safety as our number one priority and is pleased to document our efforts by sharing our Commitment to Enhancing Safety.”
AGA and its members support the development of reasonable regulations to implement new federal legislation as well as the National Transportation Safety Board safety recommendations. Within the document are actions that are being, or will be, implemented by AGA or individual operators to help ensure the safe and reliable operation of the nation’s 2.4 million miles of pipeline.
“Our industry is all about delivering a service to our customers and that begins with keeping them safe,” continued McCurdy. “In implementing these actions, AGA and its individual operators recognize the significant role that their state regulators or governing body will play in supporting and funding these actions to fulfill our promise to our customers.”