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Orifice Metering of Natural Gas and Other Related Hydrocarbon Fluids

AGA Report No. 3, Part 2: Orifice Metering of Natural Gas and Other Related Hydrocarbon Fluids - Concentric, Square-edged Orifice Meters, Specifications and Installation Requirements is  now available for purchase online.

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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.

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Natural Gas Pipelines

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Registration List

Click Here to download and print a copy of the Registration List as of  May 10th, 2016.

 

AGA Comments on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Mitigation Policy

On May 9, 2016, the American Gas Association commented on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's proposed Mitigation Policy. AGA highlighted its concerns with the Service's proposal to apply its Mitigation Policy to actions under the Endangered Species Act.  Such application unnecessary, a departure from the Service's prior position, and would result in inconsistences between the Endangered Species Act and the Mitigation Policy.

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Methane Studies Guide Provides Fact-based Insight for Policy Decisions, Natural Gas Leaders Say

(Washington, D.C.)  Leaders of the Natural Gas Council (NGC) today released an independent, objective and fact-based guide to more than 70 different analyses of methane emissions from natural gas systems.

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Natural Gas Utilities Value Effective Security Partnership with TSA

Washington, D.C. – Keeping America’s pipelines safe from physical harm and cyber attacks are top priorities for natural gas utilities. Kathy Judge, Director, Risk & Compliance, Corporate Security at National Grid testified today on behalf of the American Gas Association before the U.S.

 

Schedule 40 Steel Pipe Third-Party Certification

AGA has determined that third-party certification of Schedule 40 steel pipe is not justified nor necessary to help ensure a safe gas piping system when installed in accordance with ANSI Z223.1/NFPA 54, National Fuel Gas Code, 2016The AGA position is based upon an examination of the ASME and ASTM standards referenced by the National Fuel Gas Code for Schedule 40 steel pipe and its safe record of use in natural gas distribution systems within the operating pressures allowed by the National Fuel Gas Code.  AGA has published the attached fact she

 

AGA Urges EPA Not to Incorporate Flawed Leak Survey Requirements Into GHG Reporting Program

On March 15, 2016, AGA provided feedback to EPA on the Agency's proposed revisions to the petroleum natural gas systems source category (Subpart W) of the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program. Atlthough AGA generally supports the incorporation of new methodologies into the GHGRP that have the effect of providing sources with flexibility in reporting, AGA enouraged EPA not to incorporate into Subpart W the leak survey methods proposed in the New Source Performance Standard (NSPS) Subpart OOOOa for the oil and gas industry.

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Environmental Regulatory Action Committee Meeting

We invite all members of the Environmental Regulatory Action Committee to attend the Environmental Regulatory Action Committee meeting held May 17-18, 2016 at the American Gas Association Headquarters offices in Washington DC. Breakfast and lunch will be served both days.

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Natural Gas Utilities Focused on Storage Safety

AGA Board of Directors Updates Commitment to Enhancing Safety 

 

2018 National Fuel Gas Code

The 2015 National Fuel Gas Code is currently under revision which will result in the 2018 Edition to be published in the Fall of 2017.

MEETING AGENDA FOR CONSIDERATION OF PUBLIC COMMENTS: The NFPA 54 and ASC Z223 will hold their joint meeting on June 21-22 in Phoenix to take action of public comments submitted regarding the First Revision Draft. A copy of the agenda and other materials related to the development of the 2018 code are linked below.

 

AGA Comments on EPA GHG Inventory – Update Natural Gas Emissions Estimates from Transmission & Storage

On February 3, 2016, AGA provided EPA with comments on the Agency’s proposal to incorporate new data on natural gas emissions from the natural gas storage and transmission segments into EPA’s Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks (GHGI). AGA supported EPA’s proposal to incorporate data from recent studies, but encouraged EPA to move forward on incorporating the data industry is reporting to EPA through the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program. 

 

AGA Finds Serious Defects in SASB Gas Utility Infrastructure Standard and Process

AGA submitted comments in January 2016 expressing serious concerns regarding the non-transparent process and lack of knowledgeable, representative industry input in the development of a draft gas utility infrastructure standard proposed by the unofficial Sustainable Accounting Standards Board (SASB).
 

AGA Comments on EPA's Proposed Federal Plan and Model Trading Rules for the Clean Power Plan

On January 21, AGA filed comments on EPA’s Proposed Clean Power Plan (CPP) Model Trading Rules and Federal Plan. AGA encouraged EPA to craft the Federal Plan and Model Trading Rules to make it clear that natural gas direct use, combined heat and power, and waste heat and power are available options for achieving compliance.
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Natural Gas Storage

Underground storage of natural gas is an integral component of the nation’s energy system, and our nation’s significant storage capacity enables utilities to reliably offer clean natural gas to consumers throughout the year in a cost-efficient manner and without interruption.

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AGA/EEI Public Utility Accounting Courses

AGA/EEI Introduction and Advanced Public Utility Accounting Courses  

 

AGA Comments on EPA GHG Inventory – Update Natural Gas Emissions Estimates from Local Distribution

On January 14, 2016, AGA provided EPA with comments on the Agency’s proposal to incorporate new data on natural gas emissions from the natural gas distribution segment into EPA’s Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks (GHGI).
 

Natural Gas Efficiency Programs (2014 Program Year)

Awareness of the energy economy has steadily grown beyond the purview of business and public policy.  Economic and environmental concerns have become increasingly important drivers of consumer decisions about energy.  With this has come heightened attention to the potential for energy efficiency to moderate consumer cost increases, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and enhance energy security.  For natural gas utilities, investing in energy efficiency programs presents an opportunity to achieve these objectives and benefit the communities they serve.

 

AGA Comments on EPA Clean Energy Incentive Program (CEIP)

On December 15, AGA filed comments on EPA’s CEIP questions, urging EPA to recognize that direct use of natural gas to serve thermal loads in homes and businesses in low income communities as well as combined heat and power (CHP) and waste heat and power (WHP) will qualify for energy efficiency incentives under the CEIP.
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AGA Urges Congress to Consider Ongoing Progress in Pipeline Safety Reauthorization

Washington, D.C. – America’s natural gas pipeline network is safer and more reliable today than at any other point in history.

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