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Homes With Natural Gas Appliances Save An Average of $518 Annually
President Touts Benefits of Natural Gas
Natural Gas is Key to Our Nation’s Economic Future
Natural Gas Council Statement on State of the Union Speech
AGA Report Shows U.S. Has Largest Natural Gas Storage in the World
Energy Groups Urge EPA and DOT To Provide Level Playing Field For Natural Gas Vehicles Under New Fuel Economy and Tailpipe Emission Standards
AGA Disappointed With LIHEAP Funding in President’s Budget
AGA Releases 2012 Playbook
Natural Gas Utilities Call For Full Funding of LIHEAP
AGA Praises FERC for Elevating Discussion On Gas-Electric Integration Issues
AGA Welcomes George Lowe as New Vice President of Federal Affairs
AGA Report Details Responsible Natural Gas Development
Executive Order to Speed-up Energy Infrastructure Permitting Process Will Help Natural Gas Customers
Natural Gas Council Asks FERC to Lead Effort Examining Gas-Electric Coordination and Market Rules Affecting Reliability
Calling 811 Before You Dig Can Save Lives
AGA Encourages FERC Dialogue on Gas-Electric Issues
U.S. Natural Gas Reserves At Record Levels
Limited Data on Methane a Fundamental Challenge
AGA Encouraged by Obama’s Executive Order
AGA to Host LNG 17
Natural Gas is the Best Heating Value
Natural Gas Utilities Reward Safety
Utilities Take Action to Further Improve the Safety of Natural Gas Distribution Systems
Customers See Benefits of Natural Gas Abundance
United States Leads Worldwide Conversation About Responsible Resource Development
Natural Gas Utilities: Building and Enhancing an Advanced Energy Delivery System
ARPA-E Program Will Spur Natural Gas Vehicle Innovation
McCurdy: Developing the market for natural gas vehicles enhances both our energy security and our economy
NPC Study Emphasizes Significant Opportunities
LNG 17—Open for Registration
Building A 21st Century Infrastructure In Communities Across the Nation
AGA Response to Romney Energy Plan
AGA Applauds White House Fuel Efficiency Standards
White House Executive Order Will Increase Competitiveness of U.S. Manufacturing
Obama Outlines Future with Natural Gas
Natural Gas Fueling Infrastructure Models Vary
AGA Says Customers will Benefit from Low Prices Again this Winter
Stephen Ewing Receives AGA’s Distinguished Service Award
Questar Corp. Chairman, President & CEO Ronald Jibson Elected 2013 AGA Chairman
AGA Report Envisions a Decade of Natural Gas Market Stability
Natural Gas Utilities Activate Mutual Assistance Program In Response to Hurricane Sandy
AGA Congratulates President Obama, Encourages Smart Energy Policies
AGA Commends NARUC For Continued Recognition Of The Benefits Of Natural Gas
Utilities Work Towards Increased Safety For Natural Gas Infrastructure
Powerful Step To Help Reduce Barriers For Natural Gas Vehicles
Delivering the Promises of Natural Gas in 2013 and Beyond
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Thomas E. Skains, Piedmont Natural Gas, Receives AGA’s Distinguished Service Award


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 Questar Corp. Chairman, President & CEO Ronald Jibson Elected 2013 AGA Chairman   

Other Officers, Board of Directors Elected

Washington, D.C. – The American Gas Association (AGA) has announced that Ronald W. Jibson has been elected to serve as chairman of the Board of Directors for 2013. Mr. Jibson is Chairman, President and CEO of Questar Corp. and was elected alongside several other officers during AGA’s Annual Corporate Meeting in Boston, Mass.

“With more than 30 years of industry experience, Ron brings an understanding and passion for natural gas that is hard to match,” said Dave McCurdy, president and CEO of AGA. “Ron understands how crucial it is to drive our industry forward through innovation while continuing to deliver clean natural gas safely and at affordable prices to customers across our nation.”

Questar Corporation, based in Salt Lake City, Utah, is a natural gas-focused energy company with three major lines of business – retail gas distribution, interstate gas transportation and gas production – which are conducted through its three principal subsidiaries: Questar Gas, Questar Pipeline and Wexpro.

Mr. Jibson joined Questar Gas (formerly Mountain Fuel Supply Co.) as a Design Engineer in 1980 and held various engineering and administrative positions. He served as Senior Vice President of Questar Gas and Questar Corp. from March 2008 to June 2010. He served as Executive Vice President of Questar Gas Company from March 2008 to September 2008 and also served as its Vice President of Operations and Director of Engineering.

Mr. Jibson serves as Chairman of the Board of Questar Corporation and all its subsidiaries and has been a director of those entities since July 2010. He currently serves as Director of the Gas Technology Institute and chair of the Western Energy Institute. He lives in Salt Lake City where he is a director of the Salt Lake Chamber and Utah Economic Development Corp. and Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Utah State University.

AGA’s other board officers for 2013 will be: First Vice Chairman Gregg S. Kantor, president & CEO of NW Natural (Portland, OR); Second Vice Chairman Terry D. McCallister, chairman & CEO of WGL Holdings, Inc. (Washington, D.C.); and Immediate Past Chairman Lawrence T. Borgard, president and COO, utilities of Integrys Energy Group (Green Bay, WI).

AGA Board of Directors Elected

The following executives will serve on the AGA Board of Directors in 2013. An asterisk (*) indicates those newly elected to three-year terms (Jan. 1, 2013 – Dec. 31, 2015) and two asterisks (**) indicates Advisory Directories. All the others continue their service. Their names, titles, companies and corporate headquarters follow:

• William J. Akley, SVP, Maintenance & Construction, National Grid (Brooklyn, NY)
• Doyle N. Beneby, president & CEO, CPS Energy (San Antonio, TX)
• Kevin Burke, chairman & CEO, Consolidated Edison, Inc. (New York, NY)
• William N. Cantrell, president & CEO, SourceGas LLC (Golden, CO)**
• Carl L. Chapman, chairman, president & CEO, Vectren Corp. (Evansville, IN)*
• Kim R. Cocklin, president & CEO, Atmos Energy Corp. (Dallas, TX)
• Randall L. Crawford, SVP, and president, Midstream, Distribution & Commercial, EQT Corp. (Pittsburgh, PA)**
• Kenneth W. DeFontes, Jr., president & CEO, Baltimore Gas & Electric Co.(Baltimore, MD)*
• Julie A. Dill, president & CEO, Spectra Energy Partners & group vice president, Strategy, Spectra Energy Corp. (Houston, TX)**
• David R. Emery, chairman, president & CEO, Black Hills Corp. (Rapid City, SD)
• William J. Fehrman, president & CEO, MidAmerican Energy Co. (Des Moines, IA)
• Gordon L. Gillette, president, Tampa Electric Co. & Peoples Gas (Tampa, FL)
• David L. Goodin, president & CEO, MDU Utilities Group (Bismarck, ND)*
• Edward J. Graham, chairman, president & CEO, South Jersey Industries, Inc. (Folsom, NJ)
• Kimberly J. Harris, president & CEO, Puget Sound Energy (Bellevue, WA)
• Chris Hermann, SVP, Energy Delivery, Louisville Gas and Electric Co. (Louisville, KY)
•  Glenn R. Jennings, chairman, president & CEO, Delta Natural Gas Co., Inc. (Winchester, KY)
• Christopher P. Johns, president, Pacific Gas and Electric Co.(San Francisco, CA)
• Patricia L. Kampling, chairman, president & CEO, Alliant Energy (Madison, WI)
• Ralph A. LaRossa, president & COO, Public Service Electric and Gas Co. (Newark, NJ)
• Kent T. Larson, SVP, Operations, Xcel Energy Inc. (Minneapolis, MN)
• Richard J. Mark, chairman, president & CEO, Ameren Illinois (Colinsville, IL)
• David M. McClanahan, president & CEO, CenterPoint Energy (Houston, TX)
• James T. McManus, II, chairman & CEO, Energen Corp. (Birmingham, AL)*
• Scott L. Morris, chairman, president & CEO, Avista Corp. (Spokane, WA)*
• Jerry Norcia, president & COO, Mich-Con, DTE Energy (Detroit, MI)
• Pierce H. Norton, II, executive vice president & COO, ONEOK, Inc. (Tulsa, OK)
• Morgan K. O’Brien, president & CEO, Peoples Natural Gas Co. (Pittsburgh, PA)*
• Rodney O. Powell, president & COO, Yankee Gas (Berlin, CT)
• John G. Russell, president & CEO, CMS Energy Corp. (Jackson, MI)
• George A. Schreiber, Jr., president & CEO, Continental Energy Systems LLC (Naples, FL)
• Jeffrey W. Shaw, president & CEO, Southwest Gas Corp. (Las Vegas, NV)
• Suzanne Sitherwood, president & CEO, The Laclede Group, Inc. (St. Louis, MO)*
• Robert C. Skaggs, Jr., president & CEO, NiSource Inc. (Merrillville, IN)
• Thomas E. Skains, chairman, president & CEO, Piedmont Natural Gas Co., Inc. (Charlotte, NC)
• Anne Shen Smith, chairman & CEO, Southern California Gas Co. (Los Angeles, CA)
• David F. Smith, chairman & CEO, National Fuel Gas Co. (Williamsville, NY)
• John W. Somerhalder II, chairman, president, & CEO, AGL Resources (Atlanta, GA)
• Gary L. Sypolt, CEO, Dominion Energy, Dominion Resources, Inc. (Richmond, VA)

The ex-officio (not elected) director for 2013 will be:
• Laurence M. Downes, chairman & CEO, New Jersey Resources (Wall, NJ)

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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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