Users worried pipelines are open to attack

US GAS users have written collectively to the Trump Administration raising concerns that the security of gas pipelines is a weak link in US energy security, and warning that Washington has dropped the ball by not protecting critical assets in the same what it has the electricity grid.

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In recent missives to both the US House and Senate on Capitol Hill ahead of November's mid-term elections, which could shift the balance of power in the US, the Industrial Energy Consumers of America has expressed concerns that cyber and physical security requirements under the Transportation Security Administration are voluntary and not mandatory in the way the North American Electric Reliability Corporation has set mandatory standards that are enforced to secure the reliability of the nation's electricity grid.
 
"TSA has the authority to promulgate mandatory security regulations and has not done so, and the voluntary standards are not enforced," the group warns.
 
"News reports cite that the TSA has only six full-time peo...