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 1/16/2013 

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Jennifer O’Shea, 202-824-7023
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 AGA Releases 2013 Playbook   

 
   

Washington, D.C. – The American Gas Association (AGA) today released the 2013 Playbook, the essential handbook for natural gas information. The 2013 Playbook includes up-to-date facts about natural gas, including information about pipeline safety, supply, responsible resource development and energy efficiency.

“Thanks to an unprecedented abundance of domestic natural gas, this affordable resource is changing the energy industry and our nation’s economy. It is no surprise that there is a lot of attention focused on this clean, domestic, abundant foundation fuel,” said Dave McCurdy, president and CEO of AGA. “We update the Playbook each year because it is imperative we provide the facts and help inform policy makers, media and the public about the realities of natural gas. The 2013 AGA Playbook will help make sure people have access to a current, fact-based narrative about the natural gas industry.”

The 2013 Playbook covers the history of natural gas, the challenges and opportunities of the natural gas industry, and the priority issues and strategies with respect to the production, transmission, distribution and use of America’s clean and domestically abundant energy source. It also contains information about innovation and direct economic benefits including industry-related jobs.

McCurdy continued, “AGA’s Playbook outlines how natural gas can deliver on the promises of helping increase our energy security, improve our environment and boost our economy. America’s natural gas utilities are delivering these promises today, and increased use of this foundation fuel can help address many of the energy challenges facing our nation.”

The 2013 Playbook can be accessed online. If you are interested in hard copies, please contact Sherri Hamm at shamm@aga.org or 202-824-7201.

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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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