www.apga.org APGA Newshttp://www.apga.orgen-usCopyright 2014 www.apga.orgMon, 22 Dec 2014 8:50:14 AM CST<![CDATA[Senate Passes Scaled Back Tax Extenders Package ]]>http://www.apga.org/i4a/pages/headlinedetails.cfm?id=2258 Before closing out the 113th Congress and returning home for the holidays, on December 16, the Senate passed tax extenders legislation titled, the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 (HR 5771) on a 76-16 vote. HR 5771 is a scaled-back $41.6 billion package of tax incentives that wil]]>18-Dec-14<![CDATA[SOAR With the Best in 2015]]>http://www.apga.org/i4a/pages/headlinedetails.cfm?id=2259 Operating a safe and efficient distribution system is at the core of every APGA member’s mission. Once again, in 2015 APGA will recognize public natural gas systems that epitomize operational excellence through the System Operational Achievement Recognition (SOAR) program. Twenty-one sys]]>18-Dec-14<![CDATA[National Defense Authorization Act Includes Pro-NGV Provision]]>http://www.apga.org/i4a/pages/headlinedetails.cfm?id=2260 On December 15, the Senate passed the Carl Levin and Howard P. “Buck” McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015, also known as the National Defense Authorization Act ]]>18-Dec-14<![CDATA[EIA Reports Storage Decrease of 64 Bcf to Put Working Gas Storage at 3,295 Bcf]]>http://www.apga.org/i4a/pages/headlinedetails.cfm?id=2264 Here is the weekly EIA Summary Report issued on Thursday, December 18, 2014, which reports the week’s storage report highlights for Friday, December 12, 2014. A 64 Bcf decrease has been reported.

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Working gas in storage was 3,295 Bcf as of Friday, December 12]]>18-Dec-14<![CDATA[Senate Confirms FERC Nominee]]>http://www.apga.org/i4a/pages/headlinedetails.cfm?id=2261 On December 16, in the final hours leading to adjournment of the 113th Congress, the Senate unanimously confirmed the President’s nomination of Colette D. Honorable to serve as a Commissioner on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for a term that would expire on Ju]]>18-Dec-14<![CDATA[APGA Chairman Emphasizes the Benefits of the Direct Use of Natural Gas in Pipeline & Gas Journal ]]>http://www.apga.org/i4a/pages/headlinedetails.cfm?id=2262 In their December issue, Pipeline & Gas Journal interviewed APGA Chairman Jose Lozano, CEO of Okaloosa Gas District, on the issues of direct use of natural gas, liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports, transport vehicles, pipeline safety, infrastructure replacement and the future role of natur]]>18-Dec-14<![CDATA[APGA and Others Comment on Section 433 ]]>http://www.apga.org/i4a/pages/headlinedetails.cfm?id=2263 On October 14, the Department of Energy (DOE) published a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNOPR) regarding how Section 433 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 should be enforced.  Section 433 would mandate the reduction in fossil fuel-generated energy used in n]]>18-Dec-14<![CDATA[Senate Fails to Vote on Shaheen-Portman Light]]>http://www.apga.org/i4a/pages/headlinedetails.cfm?id=2265 Early this week, the Senate failed to vote on the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2014 (HR 2126) also known as Shaheen-Portman Light.  The bill contained the following provision that were lifted out of the larger Shaheen-Portman bill: 

  • Required the Environmen]]>18-Dec-14<![CDATA[APGA Benchmarking Module Is Now Available for APGA Members]]>http://www.apga.org/i4a/pages/headlinedetails.cfm?id=2252 The APGA Benchmarking Module is now available for APGA members! This web-based module allows an APGA member to compare their system with national averages or self-defined peer groups on more than 60 different operational statistics such as leaks per mile of main by cause, MCF sales by type of ]]>04-Dec-14