American Petroleum Institute releases statement supporting Pipeline Cybersecurity Initiative

The American Petroleum Institute (API) recently released a statement regarding the Pipeline Security Initiative announced jointly last week 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,” API Midstream Group Director Robin Rorick said. “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.”

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Source: Daily Energy Insider