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API supports administration's Pipeline Cybersecurity Initiative

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The American Petroleum Institute released the following statement regarding the new Pipeline Security Initiative, announced jointly by the Department of Energy and the Department of Homeland Security:

“Protecting America’s energy infrastructure from cyberattacks is a major priority for the natural gas and oil industry and a common goal that we share with DHS, DOE and TSA,” said API Midstream Group Director Robin Rorick. “Our natural gas and oil pipeline systems have been purpose-built to be highly resilient because the production, gathering, processing, refining, transmission, distribution and storage are flexible, with multiple fail-safes, redundancies, and back-ups. We applaud the Pipeline Security Initiative, which recognises that as cyberthreats continue to evolve and become more sophisticated, so too must our energy infrastructure. This is a complicated and continually changing issue, and it will be best managed through a co-ordinated approach between industry and the federal government. To that end, we look forward to working with the Departments to advance the Initiative’s objectives on behalf of America’s energy sector. API members continue to invest in the security of their systems, and we are pleased to see a commensurate level of attention from our government partners as we confront increasingly sophisticated nation-state based threats.”

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