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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 more than 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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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Washington, D.C. — The American Gas Association (AGA) recently unveiled the new face of, featuring a contemporary, engaging design, an updated interface, and innovative features to help improve the user experience and make information about our nation’s abundant clean energy source—natural gas—more easily accessible.

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Washington, D.C. – The American Gas Association (AGA) filed comments to support the compliance flexibility that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has built into the proposed carbon emission guidelines for existing electric generating units under section 111d of the Clean Air Act. AGA urges EPA to make it clear in the final rule that states are allowed, at their option, to include a wide variety of compliance options to include the direct use of natural gas in their state plans.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

AGA Announces National Peer Review Program

Thursday, October 09, 2014

"Matt is an exceptional professional and an extraordinarily capable leader," McCurdy says

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Washington, D.C. – The American Gas Association (AGA) has announced that Terry D. McCallister has been elected to serve as Chairman of the AGA Board of Directors for 2015. Mr. McCallister is Chairman and CEO of WGL Holdings, Inc., and was elected alongside several other officers during AGA’s Annual Board of Directors Meeting in Newport Beach, Calif. on Tuesday, September 30, 2014.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Report Signals New Era as Gas Customers Benefit from Local Utility Planning, Preparation and Performance

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

DNG ISAC Will Aid Critical Cyber and Physical Security Information Sharing

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Congress and Local Utility Commissioners Join Call for Diesel Gallon Equivalent

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Washington, D.C. - A concerted effort by America's natural gas utilities to upgrade and modernize our nation's pipeline network to enhance safety has contributed to a declining trend in emissions from natural gas distribution systems. Now, the Board of Directors of the American Gas Association (AGA) has approved a set of voluntary guidelines that may lead to further emissions reductions. The report will serve as a resource for AGA members to assist in evaluating potential options for distribution systems.

Monday, June 02, 2014

Washington, D.C. – The American Gas Association (AGA) issued the following statement on the announcement by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of a proposed rule under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act:

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Twenty-four companies Receive Safety Achievement Awards

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Washington, D.C. - Safety is the top priority for America s natural gas utilities. The American Gas Association (AGA) was honored to participate in the House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials hearing today to review of the Pipeline Safety, Regulatory Certainty, and Job Creation Act of 2011.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Washington, D.C. - The United States has more than 2.4 million miles of natural gas pipelines. President Barack Obama is calling for action under Executive Order 13604 to upgrade and modernize our nation s infrastructure, highlighting his administration s efforts to streamline the federal permitting process and reduce the timelines for approving projects.

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Washington, D.C. - The American Gas Association (AGA) today announced that residential customers could cut their annual heating costs nearly in half by choosing natural gas appliances. These findings come with the release of AGA s 2014 Representative Average Residential Space Heating and Water Heating Costs analysis, which compare average annual costs for various types of space and water heating appliances.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Washington, D.C. - Utilities contributed nearly $3.7 billion in assistance to low income customers in 2012. According to a report compiled by the American Gas Association (AGA), the assistance came in the form of discounted rates, arrearage forgiveness, weatherization and efficiency programs and support provided to charitable organizations that provide resources for customers in need.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

 $5 million Prize from Georgetown University for Community that Reduces Energy Consumption


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Washington, D.C. - The American Gas Association (AGA) today applauded the announcement by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that estimates of emissions from our nation s natural gas delivery system continue their declining trend. The 19th Annual Inventory of U.S.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Washington, D.C. – The American Gas Association (AGA) today applauded the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for their guidance regarding cyber threat information sharing and antitrust. The policy states that antitrust concerns are not raised when companies share cyber threat information with each other.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Washington, D.C. - American Gas Association (AGA) President and CEO Dave McCurdy welcomed the announcement of a plan by the Obama Administration to improve permitting processes for infrastructure projects as part of the Department of the Interior s Landscape-Scale Mitigation Strategy, saying:

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Natural Gas Utilities Promote National Safe Digging Month and AGA Releases Safety Video