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AGA Peer Review Program

The American Gas Association Peer Review Program is a voluntary peer-to-peer safety and operational practices review program that will allow local natural gas utilities throughout the nation to observe their peers, share leading practices and identify opportunities to better serve customers and communities.

 

Buyers Guide

The Natural Gas Industry Buyer's Guide has proven to be a valuable resource for association members and other industry professionals who use the Internet to locate products and services for the entire natural gas industry.

 

American Gas Foundation

The AGA’s nonprofit arm conducts research to create responsible public policy around natural gas.

 

Natural Gas Industry Safety Programs

Natural Gas Industry Safety Programs 

Because safety is the natural gas industry's top priority, the industry spends more than $6 billion each year to maintain the system's excellent safety record.  Serious accidents on the natural gas delivery system are rare, but the natural gas industry is dedicated to making them obsolete.

One-Call

 

Natural Gas Delivery System Materials

Natural Gas Delivery System Materials 

Through the decades, a variety of materials have been used to make natural gas pipelines.  The selection of materials varies with the date the pipeline was placed in service, the diameter and pressurization requirements of the pipeline, and the characteristics of the local terrain.  Listed below are the most common pipeline materials.

Steel Pipe

 

How Does the Natural Gas Delivery System Work?

How Does the Natural Gas Delivery System Work? 

Gas flowing from higher to lower pressure is the fundamental principle of the natural gas delivery system.  The amount of pressure in a pipeline is measured in pounds per square inch.

From the well, the natural gas goes into "gathering" lines, which are like branches on a tree, getting larger as they get closer to the central collection point.

Gathering Systems

 

AGA Asks U.S. Army Corps to Address Deficiencies in Consultation Processes and Protect Nationwide Permits

On March 30, 2015, the AGA joined a coalition letter filed with the Assistant Secretary of the Army, Civil Works (Corps), asking the Corps to address several deficiencies in the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Biological Opinion (BO) on the Corps’ Nationwide Permit Program (NWP Program).
 

AGA Urges Congress to Call for the Re-issuance of a Waters of the U.S. Proposed Rule

On April 14, 2015, AGA joined a Waters Advocacy Coalition (WAC) letter supporting the passage of the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act of 2015, which calls for the withdrawal of the existing EPA-Army Corps proposal defining "Waters of the U.S." and the development of a new proposal based on sound science, cost-benefit analysis, and comprehensive consultation with states and stakeholders.
 

AGA Urges Congressional Action on Permit Streamlining

On April 17, AGA responded to a request from the Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management, Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, regarding areas where regulatory inefficiencies are impacting AGA members. AGA's letter focused on Permit Streamlining issues impacting the timeliness and transparency of agency processes for securing natural gas infrastructure permits.
Fact Sheet
 

America's Record Natural Gas Resources

Four things to know about America's record supply of natural gas
 

Federal Building and Appliance Efficiency Regulations

AGA files comments on federal building and appliance effieciency when it is determined that proposed regulatory acion impact its member companies. 

 

AGA and Natural Gas Council File Comments with CEQ Urging Withdrawal of Draft Guidance on NEPA

On March 25, 2015, AGA and the Natural Gas Council filed comments with the Council on Environmental Quality, urging the Council to withdraw its draft guidance requiring specific Greenhouse Gas and Climate Analysis as a part of NEPA review for all federal land and resource management decisions.
Report
 

Potential Supply of Gas in the United States

The biennial report, "Potential Supply of Natural Gas in the United States," details the nation's total technically recoverable resource base of natural gas, which provides the foundation for stable prices, customer savings, energy security and more.
 

Natural Gas Furnace Efficiency Rule

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently issued a notice of proposed rulemaking for residential natural gas furnaces, which would mandate that all non-weatherized natural gas furnaces manufactured must have a 92 percent or higher efficiency rating. These proposed standards would eliminate efficient, non-condensing furnaces, causing an undue burden on, and significant costs for, many natural gas customers.

Click here to see AGA's blog post about the rule.

Event
 

Resource Management and Work Forecasting Workshop

(This workshop is open only to AGA full members and guests)  

 

Best Practices 2015

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ANSI ASC GPTC Z380 - Gas Piping Technology

The American Gas Association serves as the secretariat to the Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) Z380, Gas Piping Technology Committee. The GPTC develops and publishes ANSI Z380.1, Guide for Gas Transmission and Distribution Piping Systems. For more information, click here

 

ANSI B109

You can access information about the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) B109 Committees here

News Release
 

Information Sharing Critical for Secure Natural Gas Delivery

White House Executive Order Has Potential to Aid Natural Gas Utilities’ Cyber Security Efforts

Event
 

AGA Building Energy Codes & Standards Committee Spring Meeting

The upcoming AGA BECS Committee Meeting will be held:

May 5-6, 2015
Omni Royal Orleans Hotel 
New Orleans, Louisiana. 

There is no registration fee for the meeting, however registration is required.  Please register by Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Event
 

2015 Spring AGA/EEI Security Committee Conference

(This event is open only to AGA and EEI Member Companies) 

Annual spring meeting of the AGA Natural Gas Security Committee and EEI Security Committee. Also includes the Joint AGA/EEI Security Conference.
 

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