The U.S. natural gas network needs an information system that can reliably and accurately report gas deliverability, a federal study says.
A joint Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and Department of Energy task force took 2 years to prepare the study.
Its report said, "Information on natural gas today is often fragmentary, late, and focused on outdated issues. Redesigning data systems to serve the emerging, competitive natural gas industry is a crucial challenge for the next decade. The information infrastructure that now serves the natural gas industry was built for the industry of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s.