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 Increasing Natural Gas Supply is Fundamental for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Increasing Energy Security   


Washington, DC – The American Gas Association (AGA), representing the nation’s natural gas utilities, commended President Bush today for expanding the national debate about developing a responsible climate change policy that will protect the environment, strengthen energy security and continue growing the economy.

“While renewable energy is our future, America’s natural gas companies offer unparalleled solutions today for reducing greenhouse gas emissions,” said David Parker, president and CEO of the American Gas Association. “America’s natural gas distribution companies and their customers are leading the way in combating climate change by using a clean fuel and using it efficiently.

“Increasing our natural gas supply is a fundamental necessity for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving the nation’s energy outlook,” Parker continued.

Natural gas allows consumers to heat their homes, feed their families and dry their clothing using one-third less energy than was used 1980. Natural gas is used in nearly 70 percent more homes today than in 1970, yet produces less greenhouse gas emissions. Natural gas accounts for roughly one-quarter of all U.S. energy consumption and heats more homes and businesses nationwide than all other sources combined.

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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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