Comments to the Department of Commerce on its Request for Comments Regarding the Construction of Pipelines Using Domestic Steel and Iron

April 7, 2017 – The Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) submits the following comments in response to the March 16, 2017, Federal Register notice from the Department of Commerce seeking comment on development of a plan for the domestic sourcing of materials for the construction, retrofitting, repair, and expansion of U.S. pipelines. IPAA represents the thousands of companies that drill 95 percent of America’s onshore and offshore oil and natural gas wells. America’s independents produce 54 percent of American oil and produce 85 percent of American natural gas. IPAA members rely on a strong, safe network of pipelines to transport crude oil, natural gas, and its associated products to consumers.

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