ABSTRACT

Gas Transmission Pipelines: Interstate Transportation of Natural Gas is Generally Reliable, but FERC Should Better Identify and Assess Emerging Risks, Report to Congressional Requesters   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the Highlights: "The interstate transmission pipeline system transports natural gas from production areas to large-volume customers, such as gas distribution companies, which provide natural gas to millions of residential and commercial consumers. Interruptions in the service provided by transmission pipelines can have serious effects, such as when about 7,000 homes and businesses in Rhode Island went without heat for a week in January 2019. GAO [Government Accountability Office] was asked to review federal oversight of service interruptions involving interstate natural gas transmission pipelines. This report examines: (1) service interruptions on these pipelines and (2) emerging risks and the extent to which FERC [Federal Energy Regulatory Commission] identifies and assesses these risks."

Report Number:
GAO-20-658
Publisher:
Date:
2020-09
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Government Accountability Office: https://www.gao.gov/
Format:
pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
URL:
Help with citations