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FERC Chairman to Endorse Mandatory Pipeline Reliability Rules

Jan. 18, 2022, 5:40 PM

Congress should pass legislation to establish mandatory reliability standards on energy pipelines in the face of extreme weather and cyberattacks, the top U.S. energy regulator told lawmakers in written testimony published Tuesday.

The lack of mandatory reliability standards on pipelines carrying oil, natural gas and other energy products “poses a risk to the reliability of the bulk-power system,” Richard Glick, chair of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, wrote ahead of a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing scheduled for Wednesday.

That hearing focuses on the Energy Product Reliability Act (H.R. 6084), which would require FERC to certify a new ...

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