The Operating Section is comprised of 14 technical committees and three advocacy committees. Our goal is to provide timely and relevant technical information to help our member companies achieve operational excellence in the safe, reliable and efficient delivery of natural gas to their customers. Committee projects and papers are accessible to members. Information is also included on our events and workshops.
The Operations Best Practices Program provides members with the opportunity to identify innovative work-practices that can be used to continuously improve gas pipeline operations. To review the process and products of the Operations Best Practices Program, please review the document provided below:
For more information regarding the Operations Best Practices Program Overview, please contact Nneka Assing.
The selection of benchmarking topics, the development of program materials, the review of benchmarking data and the selection of innovative practices and companies are all member-driven elements of the Operations Best Practices Program. To review the annual cycle for the Operations Best Practices Program, please review the document provided below:
For more information regarding the Operations Best Practices Program Process Cycle, please contact Nneka Assing.
The American Gas Association (AGA) believes that the benefits of developing the abundant and clean natural gas energy resource in America can and should be realized. We also believe it can be developed in a responsible manner. Over the past several years a truly game-changing event has occurred in the natural gas industry thanks to improved technologies that are allowing energy producers to access significant and growing supplies of domestic natural gas from shale formations and other unconventional reservoirs.
When a residential customer gets their natural gas bill, they tend to focus on the total cost of the bill and may not realize that the utility retains only a fraction of the payment as income. In fact, over half of the bill for the typical residential customer goes toward 1) the purchase of gas from a producer or marketer and 2) the delivery of gas to the utility by an inter- or intrastate pipeline. The utility then incurs operational costs to get that gas to the customer, including delivery expenses, measuring the amount of gas consumed, and sending out the bill.
Washington, D.C. - The United States has the largest storage asset of any country in the world with more than 400 natural gas storage fields. The American Gas Association (AGA) today released its most recent Survey of Underground Storage of Natural Gas in the United States and Canada.