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Response to Senate passage of the PIPES Act

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The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) and the American Petroleum Institute (API) have both released statements in response to the bipartisan Senate passage of the Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) Reauthorization bill, or the PIPES Act (S. 2299).

The AFPM’s statement read: “AFPM commends the Senate’s passage of legislation to reauthorise PHMSA and implement important pipeline safety provisions. We thank Senators Wicker, Fischer, Duckworth, and Cantwell for their leadership and bipartisan efforts to secure an agreement. We hope to see similar bipartisan cooperation in the House and between the two chambers to accomplish final passage of this legislation, which is critical in ensuring the ongoing safe and reliable transportation of energy for Americans.”

The API’s Vice President of Midstream and Industry Operations, Robin Rorick, said: “The PIPES Act takes important steps to make pipelines safer for surrounding communities and the environment, and we’re pleased this bipartisan group of Senators recognised its importance and worked to ensure it moved forward […] We’re hopeful the House can pass bipartisan legislation quickly so operators can continue to safely, reliably and affordably transport the natural gas and oil that Americans rely on every day.”

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