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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.

 

Buyer's 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 Energy Efficiency Financing Programs

More regulators are allowing efficiency programs to offer loans; however, in some states such programs are prohibited.  Also a number of program administrators have experienced challenges with efficiency financing.  For example, a number of measures may not qualifying, because they fail to meet the cost-effectiveness threshold. As with other programs, poor customer uptake may be the culprit.

 

Community Engagement

Sustainable vision, intentional and innovative outreach, and well-defined goals
 

K-12 Education

Student and teacher energy awareness, lessons, training, and school building efficiency retrofits
 

Grow Markets

Engage new customer groups, deliver new goods and services, and partner with supply chain stakeholders
 

Empowering Consumer Choice

Social science insights foster conservation & efficiency, financial & other incentives encourage adoption
 

Professional Development

Workforce development and technical training for students, technicians, contractors, and realtors
 

Low-Income

Free building kits, home retrofits, safety, and crisis prevention
 

Dashboards and Green Buttons

Customer resources, online tools, apps, energy information and usage feedback.
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AGA Marginal Pricing Methodology: Furnace Efficiency Rule

When calculating savings in energy cost from using natural gas appliances and considering conservation and efficiency efforts, some analysts simply multiply the average cost per unit of energy times the energy savings.  This method of determination is inappropriate because only a part of the natural gas energy cost should be considered in this calculation. The marginal costs should be considered when calculating the impact of conservation efforts, which tend to happen, at the margin of user consumption.

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Gas Technology Institute Technical Analysis: Furnace Efficiency Rule

The Gas Technology Institute conducted a technical and economic analysis of the DOE Furnace Efficiency Rule for AGA to evaluate the impact of the proposed 92 percent AFUE minimum furnace efficiency requirements.
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Natural Gas Utility Rate Structure: The Customer Charge Component - 2015 Update (May 2015)

The largest part of a natural gas customer’s bill is the cost of the gas itself, over which the utility has little control.  This cost accounts for about 41 cents of every dollar of revenue received by a distribution utility.  The bill amount for the gas portion varies with price as well as amount consumed.  Natural gas utilities also incur costs that are not dependent on a customer’s consumption. 

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Natural Gas Utility Rate Structure: The Customer Charge Component – 2015 Update (May 2015)

The largest part of a natural gas customer’s bill is the cost of the gas itself, over which the utility has little control.  This cost accounts for about 41 cents of every dollar of revenue received by a distribution utility.  The bill amount for the gas portion varies with price as well as amount consumed.  Natural gas utilities also incur costs that are not dependent on a customer’s consumption. 

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Worker Safety a Priority for Natural Gas Utilities

Twenty-one companies receive AGA Safety Achievement Awards
 

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

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