The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has appointed Steve Squibb, Director of Natural Gas Operations for City Utilities of Springfield, Missouri, to the Gas Pipeline Advisory Committee (GPAC). GPAC serves as an advisory body for the Department of Transportation (DOT) and is responsible for evaluating proposed pipeline safety and environmental protection standards, as well as providing information, advice, and recommendations on policy initiatives. There are 15 members of the GPAC, five of which represent the full natural gas pipeline industry.
Steve is currently responsible for the active operation, maintenance, and construction of City Utilities’ natural gas system, including compliance with all federal and state natural gas regulations. Prior to working in operations, he was responsible for the engineering and design of City Utilities’ natural gas system, including the risk assessment and prioritization of their gas main replacement program. Prior to working for City Utilities, he worked for 10 years at The Williams Companies and Magellan Midstream Partners in several engineering and operations roles, including refined products and NGL pipelines and terminals, natural gas gathering and processing, natural gas marketing, and commercial development.
Several APGA members have previously served on the GPAC including Rich Worsinger, who is retired from Wilson Energy, Steve Allen from Energy Worldnet—previously Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, Sam Davis Jr. from Lake Apopka Natural Gas District, and Mike Comstock from Everline, previously of City of Mesa, Arizona.
Learn more here, though note that the website has not yet been updated. Read the appointment letter here.
For questions on this article, please contact Erin Kurilla of APGA staff by phone at 202-544-1334 or by email at email@example.com.