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News Releases 2012
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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Jennifer O’Shea, 202-824-7023
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 United States Leads Worldwide Conversation About Responsible Resource Development   


Washington, D.C. – America’s abundance of natural gas is a game changer throughout the world and The American Gas Association (AGA) is participating in an international conversation about the future of this clean energy source. AGA applauds a report released today at the World Gas Conference which seeks to educate the public about the production and distribution of natural gas from shale formations.

“The United States is an internationally recognized leader in the natural gas industry because of our abundant supply of this clean source of energy and our drive to develop this resource in a sustainable and responsible manner,” said Dave McCurdy, president and CEO of AGA. “As other nations seek to develop their unconventional natural gas resources, we are proud to work with the International Gas Union in leading the charge to promote responsible development practices worldwide.”
At The 25th World Gas Conference currently taking place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the International Gas Union presented a report entitled Myths vs Facts on Shale Gas. The report aims to clear common myths and misconceptions which have led some unconventional gas developments to be put on hold," said Mr Ho Sook Wah, Chairman, Coordination Committee 2009-2012, International Gas Union.

The report states, “In recent years, North America has taken the lead on unprecedented developments in the natural gas industry. The region not only hosts the largest natural gas markets in the world, but it is also reshaping itself and setting new trends worldwide.”

AGA Chairman Larry Borgard is currently leading a delegation at the World Gas Conference where he is a featured speaker. America’s natural gas utilities have been a strong voice for responsible development of our domestic natural gas resources. AGA published a set of resource development principles in May 2011 and in February 2012, AGA released Turning Principles Into Action, a report on natural gas resource development that points to responsible and sustainable practices in action.

AGA is hosting the conversations that will shape the next decades in the natural gas industry worldwide. In April 2013, we will host The 17th International Conference and Exhibition on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG 17) - the largest global gas event of the year - in Houston, TX. AGA will also host the next World Gas Conference in Washington, D.C. in June 2018 and hold the Presidency of the International Gas Union from 2015-2018.

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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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