Nov 2, 2017 IPAA Welcomes Senate Approval of Remaining FERC Nominees, Restoring Panel to its Full Membership
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) President and CEO Barry Russell issued the following statement today after the U.S. Senate confirmed Kevin McIntyre and Richard Glick to be members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC):
“IPAA welcomes the Senate confirmation of Kevin McIntyre and Rich Glick to fill the remaining two seats at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The Commission faces critical issues in approving infrastructure for getting natural gas to markets. With a full slate of commissioners, these approvals will be even stronger to withstand opposition from those who fight to keep natural gas in the ground. A Commission at full strength also will be needed to handle to Notice of Proposed Rulemaking advanced by the Department of Energy on Grid Reliability and Resilience Pricing. This proceeding has far-reaching implications for electricity markets and for the energy markets fueling generators and deserves the input of all five commissioners.”
IPAA has repeatedly pressed the Trump administration to restore FERC’s quorum in an Op-Ed in The Washington Examiner and sent a number of letters to The White House and to Senate leaders urging expedited action. A full FERC panel is critical to carrying out the President’s goals to improving our nation’s infrastructure and encouraging continued production and use of clean-burning natural gas.
About the Independent Petroleum Association of America
The Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) is a national upstream trade association representing thousands of independent oil and natural gas producers and service companies across the United States. Independent producers develop 90 percent of the nation’s oil and natural gas wells. These companies account for 54 percent of America’s oil production, 85 percent of its natural gas production, and support over 2.1 million American jobs. Learn more about IPAA by visiting www.ipaa.org and following @IPAAaccess on Twitter.