Pipeline Safety and the Impact of the Kinder Morgan Pipeline Accident on Public Safety, Fuel Supply, and Consumer Cost

October 9, 2003

Full Committee Field Hearing scheduled for Thursday, October 9, at 9:00 a.m. at the City Council Chambers of the Phoenix City Hall in Phoenix, AZ. Testimony will be provided on a wide range of pipeline safety issues, including the adequacy of existing federal pipeline transportation safety regulations, the regulatory responsibilities of both federal and state agencies, and the safety record of the Kinder Morgan pipelines that traverse Arizona. The Committee also will consider how consumers were impacted by the pipeline rupture and subsequent shutdown in August, particularly the impact on gasoline prices and supply. Senator McCain will preside.

Opening Remarks

  • The Honorable John McCain

  • The Honorable Janet Napolitano

  • The Honorable Raul Grijalva

Witness Panel 1

  • The Honorable Bob Walkup

  • The Honorable Mark Spitzer

  • Mr. Samuel Bonasso

  • The Honorable Terry Goddard

    Arizona Attorney General
    Office of the Attorney General

Witness Panel 2

  • Mr. David Cowley

  • Mr. Thomas Bannigan

  • Mr. Jonathan Olcott