The Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) saidmember companies plan to complete their Year 2000 (Y2K) computeranalysis, modification and testing by October and will havecontingencies in place should the new millennium bring problems.

In testimony prepared for a hearing today before a specialSenate committee on Year 2000 technology problems, Sonat ExecutiveVice President Jim Rubright, representing INGAA, said a recentmembership survey shows pipelines have plans in place now and areimplementing them. He said INGAA is recommending a gas industryconference in September to discuss preparedness. “We will encourageall segments of the industry to participate, including serviceproviders such as electricity and telecommunications. Sharinginformation and raising the visibility of the Year 2000 problem isthe best way to ensure that every interested party is taking thesteps needed while there is still time.”

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