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 9/7/2012 

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 Obama Outlines Future with Natural Gas   

 
   

Washington, D.C. – In his acceptance for the Democratic nomination for president, Barack Obama clearly outlined a future where natural gas plays a role in the nation’s job creation and economic success. American Gas Association President and CEO Dave McCurdy released the following statement regarding Obama’s convention remarks:
 
“President Obama outlined a path towards robust development of America’s abundant natural gas supply and a full realization of the benefits of this clean energy source. The President envisioned a future where we ‘choose the path where we control more of our own energy.’ I agree that is the path to choose, and natural gas provides us with that opportunity.”
 
“U.S. consumers are already reaping the benefits of this abundant supply through affordable natural gas prices. Since 2008, American homeowners have saved a total of $250 billion on their natural gas utility bills. In 2012 alone, affordable energy has enabled American manufacturers to announce billions of dollars in new investments here at home. Through continued investments in American technology such as combined heat and power, fuel cells and natural gas vehicles, we can fully realize the unique efficiency and of this foundation fuel.”

“Natural gas is contributing directly to the country’s economic recovery and producing new jobs throughout the nation. Natural gas utilities are an important employer in local communities and we are on path to the President’s goal of 600,000 new natural gas jobs by the end of this decade.”

“America's natural gas distribution utilities, the companies that deliver natural gas to homes, businesses and industry across the nation, are working with their communities to deliver the promise of this clean, domestic energy source. Our members are building the 21st century infrastructure that this nation needs, providing the backbone for the secure energy future envisioned by the President. We share that vision. Continuing to invest in upgrades and expansion of natural gas infrastructure is crucial to realizing that goal for all American homes and businesses.”

“Both candidates have acknowledged the role of natural gas in our nation’s future, and AGA and its members will continue to collaborate with policymakers at all levels to help deliver this abundant, affordable, clean, efficient and domestic energy source to all Americans.”

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The American Gas Association, founded in 1918, represents more than 200 local energy companies that deliver clean natural gas throughout the United States. There are more than 71 million residential, commercial and industrial natural gas customers in the U.S., of which 94 percent — over 68 million customers — receive their gas from AGA members. Today, natural gas meets almost one-fourth of the United States' energy needs.

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