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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
DOE Report Affirms Role of Natural Gas as a Foundation Fuel
AGA Applauds Policy Guidance on Cyber Threat Information Sharing and Antitrust
Utilities Work With Congress to Continue Safe Delivery of Natural Gas
Thomas E. Skains, Piedmont Natural Gas, Receives AGA’s Distinguished Service Award


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 AGA Commends NARUC For Continued Recognition Of The Benefits Of Natural Gas   

Commissioners Passed Resolutions Promoting Natural Gas Vehicles and Combined Heat and Power

Washington, D.C. – The American Gas Association (AGA) commends the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) for  adopting two resolutions at their 124th Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD that recognize the role natural gas can play in moving our nation forward by eliminating regulatory barriers to utilizing this clean energy source in more affordable and efficient ways.

“The development and deployment of both CHP technologies and alternative fuel vehicles are critically important to providing consumers with the best energy value now and into the future,” said Kyle Rogers, AGA’s Vice President of Government Relations. “America’s natural gas utilities work with regulators on the local and national level to achieve our shared goals of boosting our economy, improving our environment and increasing our energy security. We commend them on their continued commitment to this effort.”

In adopting a resolution in support of the deployment of combined heat and power (CHP), the NARUC board encourages state public service commissions to work with stakeholders and other agencies to support cost effective investment in CHP opportunities, explore educational opportunities and forums on CHP, and evaluate regulatory mechanisms and consider and identify ways to best deploy cost effective CHP technologies. The resolution notes that CHP provides an opportunity improve the competitiveness of United States manufacturing, lower energy costs, free up future capital for businesses to invest, reduce air pollution and create jobs.

CHP, which generates electricity and captures useful heat simultaneously, is among the most efficient heat and power generating systems available. Over 70 percent of CHP installations use natural gas.

NARUC also adopted a resolution focused on expanding the alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) market, which urges state and federal regulators to collaborate with other policymakers to remove barriers to AFV deployment, and ensure consistent, fuel-neutral policies to help realize the full economic, environmental and societal benefits of AFVs.

The resolution supports the continued development of utility company programs and policies that advance the AFV market including the installation of advanced metering technologies and control systems, designing innovative rates and incentives, and assessing transmission and distribution systems to minimize any potential risk to reliability and maximize consumer savings.

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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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