Industry-Provided Information

Oil & Gas Financial Journal Article: As Time Goes By: The Long Gestation for Pipeline Projects

The Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) is a trade organization that advocates regulatory and legislative positions of importance to the natural gas pipeline industry in North America. INGAA says it is committed to leading an industry that builds and maintains strong positive relationships with landowners, and has endorsed “America’s Natural Gas Transporters’ Commitment to Landowners.” In doing so, each INGAA member company (including Dominion) embraced the core principles such as “Respect and Trust,” “Accurate and Timely Information” and “Outreach: We will engage with and promote awareness on the part of affected stakeholders early in the planning process.”  A sample of the wide variety of information on the INGAA site:

  • Siting and Right of Way for Interstate Pipelines. “INGAA is committed to leading an industry that builds and maintains strong positive relationships with landowners…A landowner is normally compensated a fair market value for the permanent easement…” (Friends of Nelson suggests that the use of eminent domain completely distorts the process of negotiation – there can be no fair market value when landowners perceive they have no choice.)
  • How are pipelines built?  (The photos in the Clearing, Grading and Trenching section don’t come anywhere near showing the swath of destruction.)