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 Cybersecurity 

Infrastructure security is one of AGA's Top 10 Advocacy Priority. AGA’s initiatives and actions ensure that Federal policies address gas utility physical infrastructure and cyber security concerns. Federal oversight of natural gas utility security is shared in various ways among different government agencies and divisions depending upon the gas operations under question. The Federal government has designated 18 critical infrastructure sectors with the natural gas industry falling within the Energy Sector.

AGA is a primary resource for its members to stay abreast of the Federal government’s security-related initiatives. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Transportation Security Administration has pipeline security authority. The DHS Infrastructure Security Compliance Division has chemical (including LNG, propane peak-shaving and underground natural gas storage) security authority. The United States Coast Guard has maritime facility security authority. And the Department of Energy has the responsibility to ensure the coordination of energy supply resiliency, deliverability and recoverability.

As an active member of the Oil & Natural Gas Sector Coordinating Council (ONG SCC), AGA contributes to a coordinated and productive approach in an effective public/private partnership of the ONG SCC with the Federal government representatives. AGA is also active in security-related activities of other organizations, such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and sister energy trade associations.

Contact Kimberly Denbow, kdenbow@aga.org

 
 

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