January 2022, Vol. 249, No. 1


Associations in the News January 2022

INGAA Names New VP Environment  


The Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) has named Julia Jones as its vice president of Environment. She brings to INGAA nearly two decades of experience as an environmental attorney.   

Prior to joining INGAA, Jones served as chief legal officer and co-founder of Swift Operating Partners in Denver. She previously was Senior Counsel – HSE Regional Lead for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and at Occidental Petroleum Corporation after its 2019 acquisition of Anadarko. In that role, she led regulatory and environmental compliance for onshore upstream and midstream assets and provided expertise on federal environmental law.   

“Julia’s experience in the upstream and midstream space make her a perfect fit for this position and we are excited to welcome her to the team,” said Amy Andryszak, president and CEO of INGAA and the INGAA Foundation.   

Additionally, Jones served as a policy advisor in the U.S. Department of Interior, a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, and worked in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. She received her J.D. and M.S. in Environmental Science from Indiana University. She also holds a bachelor’s degree from Earlham College. In 2019, she received a Top Women in Energy Award from the Denver Business Journal.   

“Her extensive legal background and previous work leading regulatory and environmental compliance for a large energy company will be valuable to our membership as they work to meet the climate commitments the industry outlined earlier this year,” Andryszak said. “I look forward to working with Julia as we navigate the development of new environmental rules and regulations impacting our industry.”   

The board of directors of the Northeast Gas Association has appointed Charles C. Crews as the NGA’s next president and CEO. He succeeds Thomas M. Kiley, who served as an advisor to the board through December.  

GECF Promotes Gas to Fuel Developing Countries  


The Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF), the global platform of the leading gas producing nations, urged the international community gathered in Glasgow, UK, for UNFCCC COP26 to look for energy options that achieve the right balance between the post-COVID-19 economic and social requirements and climate actions, particularly for the most vulnerable regions of the world.   

HE Yury Sentyurin, Secretary General of the GECF, who led the Forum’s delegation, said: “Given technology’s pivotal role in transforming the energy industry, we recommend that the COP26 negotiations are underpinned by technology transfer to decarbonize the energy sector, including the decarbonization technologies of the gas industry.”  

The latest GECF figures estimate natural gas to become the most used source of energy in the world by 2050, upping its share from 23% today to 27%.   

“Ensuring access to competitive and reliable energy sources is of paramount importance for a sustained economic recovery,” noted HE Sentyurin, whose organization is an Observer to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the organizer of the Conference of the Parties (COP).   

He also outlined the steps being taken by the GECF Member Countries, from technology and innovation to research and development, to underscore the role of natural gas as a solution for a balanced energy transition.  

“The GECF Member Countries have placed climate action at the forefront of their priorities,” he added.   

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