Natural Gas: Critical for American Communities
Customers deserve to have choices about the energy they use to heat their homes and cook their food. And they need to have the right information to make an informed decision.
Natural Gas: Critical Energy for American Communities
Customers deserve to have choices about the energy they use to heat their homes and cook their food. And they need to have the right information to make an informed decision. Many natural gas bans are being debated without sound science. The purpose of this page is to provide details about activity across the country related to proposed natural gas bans, credible data and analysis that will illustrate the continued role for natural gas to help reliably, affordably, safely and environmentally responsibly meet our nation’s energy needs.
- The Value of Natural Gas
- Combustion Emissions from Residential Gas Ranges
- Cooking with Gas
- Indoor Air Quality and Residential Gas Ranges
- Natural Gas is Critical for American Restaurants
- Natural Gas Fuels America’s Homes and Businesses
- AGA Response to Washington Post, January 2024
- NPR Story, October 2023
- Evaluating Net Life-Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions Intensities from Gas and Coal at Varying Methane Leakage Rates
- Composition, Emissions and Air Quality Impacts of Hazardous Air Pollutants in Unburned Natural Gas from Residential Stoves in California
- AGA Response to the Sierra Club Petition for Rulemaking to list Heating Appliances as a Source Category and to issue New Source Performance Standards under Clean Air Act Section 111
- AGA Letter to the American Medical Association – AGA submitted a letter on August 26, 2022 to the American Medical Association to express concern about the incomplete and inadequate scientific basis of the AMA House of Delegates Resolution 439.
- Gradient Corporation Letter to AGA – Gradient Corporation reviewed scientific evidence related to the American Medical Association’s recently adopted Resolution 439. The letter outlines their findings and notes significant limitations in the studies studies addressing gas-fired residential cooking appliances and childhood asthma.
- Environmental Research Letters Study: A Decade of the U.S. Energy Mix Transitioning Away from Coal: Historical Reconstruction of the Reductions in the Public Health Burden of Energy
- Methane and NOx Emissions from Natural Gas Stoves, Cooktops, and Ovens in Residential Homes,” Environmental Science & Technology
- Wall Street Journal
- The Atlantic
- The Weather Channel
- Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
- Environmental Science & Technology: “Home is Where the Pipeline Ends: Characterization of Volatile Organic Compounds Present in Natural Gas at the Point of the Residential End User”
State Fact Sheets
- Cooking Emissions for Natural Gas, Propane and Electric Range Tops, GTI Energy
- Implications of Policy-Driven Residential Electrification
- American Gas Foundation
- Pacific Northwest Pathways to 2050
- Pathways for Deep Decarbonization in California
- NAHB: Cost and Other Implications of Electrification Policies on Residential Construction
- GTI Local GHG Reduction Assessments