Congressional Testimony

  • AOPL Delivers Testimony on Pipeline Security


    04/19/2016

    “The security of our pipeline systems is a top priority for pipeline operators. Liquid pipeline operators share TSA’s goal of pipeline security, and work hard to secure our facilities and networks,” testified Andy Black, President and CEO of the Association of Oil Pipe Lines before the U.S. House Transportation Security Subcommittee. [Read Full Testimony Here]

  • AOPL Testifies before House Energy & Commerce Committee


    03/02/2016

    “With numerous recent industry initiatives addressing current pipeline safety topics and additional PHMSA regulatory actions still to come, AOPL and API encourage Congress to reauthorize the PHMSA pipeline safety program soon without adding significant new provisions,” said Andy Black, President & CEO of the Association of Oil Pipelines before the House Energy & Power Subcommittee. [Read Full Testimony Here]

  • AOPL Testifies Before House Transportation Committee


    02/25/2016

    Andy Black, President and CEO of the Association of Oil Pipe Lines, testified on pipeline safety issues before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines & Hazardous Materials. Black’s testimony described the liquids pipeline industry’s safety record and industry-wide efforts pipeline operators are pursuing to improve pipeline safety. “Pipelines are an exceedingly safe way to deliver the energy America needs,” said Black. [Read the Full Testimony Here]

  • AOPL Testifies before House on Value and Safety of Pipelines


    02/03/2015

    Americans benefit when our pipelines deliver the gasoline they need to drive their cars and commute to work, the propane used for rural heating, crop drying, and livestock safety, and raw materials like ethane used for manufacturing. As domestic oil production has grown, American pipelines have responded by delivering 1.35 billion additional barrels of oil per year over the last 5 years, with 10,000 miles of new pipe added into service in just the last four years…Not only are pipelines the safest mode of transportation, they are getting safer. Since 1999, the number of releases from liquids pipelines is down 50 percent…[Read More Here]

  • AOPL Testimony on Keystone XL Pipeline


    01/07/2015

    On Tuesday, January 7th, Andy Black, Chairman & CEO of the Association of Oil Pipe Lines, was scheduled to testify before a hearing of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. While the hearing was canceled, Committee Chair Murkowski entered the testimony into the Senate Record. Click here for a copy of the testimony.

  • Pipeline Operators Testify on Safety Improvement Actions


    05/20/2014

    On May 20, 2014, Craig Pierson, President of Marathon Pipe Line LLC, represented pipeline members of the American Petroleum Institute and the Association of Oil Pipe Lines before a hearing of the U.S. House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials on the 2011 federal pipeline safety program reauthorization law. Pierson testified on the overall safety record of liquid pipelines and ongoing industry-wide pipeline safety improvement efforts.

  • AOPL Senate Propane Hearing Remarks as Prepared for Delivery


    05/01/2014

    AOPL President & CEO Andy Black appeared before the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on the topic of propane supplies and prices during the winter of 2013/2014. Andy testified that sufficient pipeline capacity exists to meet the propane needs of country, especially if shipping customers order propane for delivery during off-peak times when existing pipelines are underutilized.

  • AOPL Senate Propane Hearing Full Written Testimony


    05/01/2014

    AOPL prepared and submitted for the record extended remarks for the May 1, 2014, propane hearing of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. AOPL’s written testimony discussed the different propane pipelines servicing the country with a focus on the Midwest, the capacity of each pipeline, their utilization rates and broader market production, supply and demand forces over time affecting the usage of those pipelines.

  • AOPL Energy and Power Committee Testimony


    03/06/2014

    AOPL President & CEO Andy Black appeared before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Energy and Power on the topic of fuel supply and infrastructure. Andy testified on the role of pipelines delivering new U.S. energy production to the benefit of American consumers and workers, the safety record of pipelines, as well as the role of propane pipelines during the winter of 2013/2014.