TULSA, Okla. (February 28, 2017) - GPA Midstream Association President and CEO Mark Sutton issued the following statement regarding U.S. President Donald Trump's address to a joint session of Congress:
"GPA Midstream Association and its members are thrilled with President Trump's efforts so far to roll back regulations that have been negatively impacting the midstream sector. We believe that under his leadership, GPA Midstream members will be able to get back to business and will stop being impeded by unnecessary regulations. I am also pleased that President Trump has focused on improving our nation's infrastructure and look forward to working with him on the important and critical role that natural gas can play in that infrastructure."
Founded in 1921, the GPA Midstream Association is a trade organization with nearly 100 corporate members of all sizes engaged in the gathering and processing of natural gas, commonly referred to as "midstream activities" in the energy sector. Natural gas is one of the world's primary energy sources and much of it must be purified, or "processed," to meet quality standards and regulations and to make useful everyday products for homes, factories and businesses. Gas processing includes the removal of impurities from the raw natural gas stream produced at the wellhead, as well as the extraction for sale of natural gas liquid products (NGLs) such as ethane, propane, butane and natural gasoline. GPA Midstream members account for more than 90 percent of NGLs produced in the United States from natural gas processing. GPA Midstream members also operate hundreds of thousands of miles of domestic gas gathering pipelines, in addition to pipelines involved with storing, transporting and marketing natural gas and NGLs.