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 Statement by AGA President and CEO Dave McCurdy about the “10 Year Energy Vision” by the Western Governors’ Association   


Washington, D.C. – Dave McCurdy, President and CEO of the American Gas Association (AGA) issued the following statement about the “10 Year Energy Vision” released by the Western Governors’ Association during their recent meeting in Park City, UT:

“The Western Governors Association has outlined a smart plan for improving the way we consume energy that will help boost our economy and improve our environment. We join them in their call for efficient use of natural gas through continued upgrades to our natural gas infrastructure. Their thoughtful approach to investing in state-of-the-art energy efficiency technologies such as combined heat and power will lead to meaningful savings for homes and businesses.

“America’s natural gas utilities will be a partner in this effort, working closely with state and local regulators to accelerate investments in upgrading and modernizing the natural gas delivery infrastructure and deploying advanced technologies that reduce energy intensity and increase savings. Working alongside renewables and energy efficiency, our domestic abundance of natural gas provides an incredible opportunity to deliver the essential energy that will help drive economic growth while protecting the environment. We look forward to working with these states to build a clean and secure energy future.”

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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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