Natural gas is clean, efficient, abundant, and domestic. When burned, natural gas is the most environmentally-friendly fuel because it produces low levels of unwanted byproducts (SOx, particulate matter, and NOx) and less carbon dioxide (CO2) than other fuels. Upon combustion natural gas produces 43% less CO2 than coal and 28% less than fuel oil.
Natural gas is the most efficient of the fossil fuels, especially when used directly by residential and commercial consumers. Approximately 90% of the energy value of natural gas is delivered to consumers. In contrast less than 30% of the primary energy involved in producing electricity reaches the consumer. Burning less fuel to produce the same number of hot showers and warm homes me
Using natural gas directly in homes, businesses, cars and trucks is an excellent way to reduce air pollution in our cities and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that affect global climate change. AGA advocates for environmental regulations and policies that will not impose undue burdens on our members’ natural gas distribution and storage operations, and that will help to deploy clean, abundant, domestic natural gas to achieve our nation’s environmental and national energy security goals. This section provides AGA’s alerts to members on air regulations, comments to EPA and other agencies, links to background documents, and presentations.