Reports and Studies


Reports and Studies

Discover energy analyses that explore economic, environmental and supply issues.

Benchmarking and Market Trends

This section presents financial summaries, trend data and benchmark indicators segmented by utility type (investor-owned gas-only, investor-owned combination gas and electric, and municipally-owned).

Energy Efficiency, Environment and Climate Change

By investing in the efficiency of buildings and appliances, promoting smart energy choices and subsidizing energy-saving efforts for low-income families, natural gas utilities are helping their customers save money and reduce their carbon footprint, while maintaining the comfort and productivity of their homes and businesses.

Fuel Technology Research and Development

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), U.S Department of Defense (DOD) and U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) all provide funding for natural gas research and development (R&D) programs. AGA supports R&D in the following key areas:

Supply and Planning

Natural gas is a domestic energy resource that supplies nearly one-fourth of all the energy used in the United States. This section presents the supply picture of the natural gas industry. Here you will find studies that explore natural gas reserves, production, pipeline transportation, underground storage, fuel prices and supply planning by natural gas distribution companies.

Utility Operations and Finance

AGA member companies strive to operate natural gas systems more productively, improve performance and reduce operating costs to help continue to meet the needs of customers safely and reliably.

Non-AGA Studies

Access informative reports from across the natural gas industry.

Consumers, Demand and Prices

Natural gas makes up 25 percent of the energy consumed in the United States (24.64 trillion cubic feet or Tcf in 2010). Thirty-one percent of gas consumed in the U.S. is used for electric power generation, 29 percent in industrial operations, 21 percent in American homes, and 13 percent in commercial settings. The remainder is used in oil and gas production operations, as a pipeline transportation fuel and in road vehicles.