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Trade Associations

While Spectra Energy has memberships in a number of trade associations in North America, please find below those organizations where we have a greater level of participation.

OrganizationPurposeOur Involvement
Interstate Natural Gas Association (INGAA) Advocates regulatory and legislative positions of importance to the natural gas pipeline industry in North America, and initiates industry-wide safety and asset integrity improvement efforts. Spectra Energy's chairman, president and chief executive officer serves on the board of directors. Other company representatives serve in leadership roles on various committees.
INGAA Foundation Advances the use of natural gas for the benefit of the environment and the consuming public. The Foundation works to facilitate the efficient construction and safe, reliable operation of the North American natural gas pipeline system and promotes natural gas infrastructure development worldwide. Spectra Energy's group vice president, project execution, served as 2013 chairman.
American Gas Association (AGA) Represents more than 200 local energy companies that deliver clean-burning natural gas throughout the U.S. Spectra Energy's chief communications officer serves as advisory director.
Northeast Gas Association (NGA) Focuses on education and training, technology research and development, operations, planning and increasing public awareness of natural gas in the Northeast U.S. Represents natural gas distribution companies, transmission companies, liquefied natural gas importers, and associate member companies in the northeast United States. Spectra Energy's president, U.S. transmission & storage, sits on the board.
Canadian Gas Association (CGA) Represents Canada’s natural gas distribution industry. Members include distribution companies, transmission companies, equipment manufacturers and other service providers. Spectra Energy’s president, Union Gas, serves on the board as second vice chair.
Northwest Gas Association (NWGA) Advances the safe, dependable and responsible use of natural gas as integral to the environmental, energy and economic future of the Pacific Northwest. Members include five natural gas utilities serving communities throughout Idaho, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia; and three natural gas transmission companies that transport natural gas from supply basins into and throughout the region. Spectra Energy’s vice president, Pipeline and Strategic Development, Western Canada, serves on the board.
Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) Represents Canada’s transmission pipeline companies that operate pipelines in Canada and the U.S. Spectra Energy's president, Canadian LNG served as chair until May 2013. Spectra Energy's president, Western Canada currently serves on the board. Spectra Energy's vice president, external affairs, Western Canada, serves as vice chair of the Executive Business & Environment Committee.
Southern Gas Association (SGA)  Provides timely training, education, and industry information and best practices to member companies in the natural gas industry. Also serves as a forum for the collaborative promotion of the increased use of natural gas. Spectra Energy's group vice president, regulatory affairs, served as chairman and currently serves as the Immediate Past Chairman.
Ontario Energy Association (OEA) Core functions are to connect, advocate, research and educate. A bridge between business, government and other groups to foster common understanding of each other's positions and interests, the OEA provides support and resources to help people in the energy community share information and ideas and make connections. Spectra Energy's president, Union Gas, serves as chair.
American Petroleum Institute (API) The American Petroleum Institute is the largest U.S trade association for the oil and natural gas industry. It claims to represent about 400 corporations involved in production, refinement, distribution, and many other aspects of the petroleum industry. Spectra Energy’s chief development officer, serves on the midstream committee.
National Association of Publicly Traded Partnerships (NAPTP) The National Association of Publicly Traded Partnerships, formerly the Coalition of Publicly Traded Partnerships, is a trade association representing the publicly traded limited partnerships (PTPs) that are commonly known as master limited partnerships (MLPs), and those who work with them. Spectra Energy's chief communications officer serves as director.
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