Natural Gas Industry Releases Practical, Comprehensive Guide to Natural Gas Reliability and Resilience

Report October 18, 2017

On Monday, July 31, the trade associations, who together comprise the Natural Gas Council and represent the natural gas delivery system from production to consumption – AGA, API, INGAA, IPAA and NGSA – released a joint white paper, “Natural Gas: Reliable and Resilient” that provides a practical guide to the operational measures, physical characteristics and contractual underpinnings of the natural gas system’s exceptional record of reliability and resilience.

The paper was originally researched and developed to inform a pending special assessment being conducted by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) that regards potential risks to bulk power system reliability from a single point of disruption on major natural gas infrastructure facilities (e.g., storage facilities, key pipeline segments, and LNG terminals). However, the process of preparing the facts and data for NERC revealed a general need for a comprehensive resource that explains the underpinnings of the exceptional reliability of the natural gas system.

Attached is a copy of the white paper as well as a one page fact sheet.

NGC Reliable and Resilient Natural Gas White Paper1 MB
Reliable and Resilient Natural Gas One Pager220.93 KB