Natural Gas is Essential

Natural gas is an essential part of America’s energy mix. Natural gas supplies nearly one-quarter of all the energy in the United States. AGA members distribute natural gas to homes, businesses, power plants, and factories.

189 Million

Nearly 189 million Americans use natural gas because it is affordable, reliable, safe and essential to improving our environment. Americans rely on natural gas to heat their homes, warm their water and cook their food. Those numbers rise every year, making natural gas an indispensable part of our modern lifestyle.


Emissions from natural gas distribution systems have dropped 70% since 1990. America’s natural gas utilities are committed to even further greenhouse gas emissions. Not only are U.S. natural gas utilities cutting emissions from their operations, but they are also helping customers shrink their carbon footprints and working with other industries to reduce their impact on the environment.

20% increase

Natural gas fuels our economy in many ways, including by providing good-paying jobs to hard-working Americans. Direct employment at natural gas utilities has grown 20% over the last 10 years. Natural gas also powers manufacturing. It helps to heat and dry materials, heat factories and natural gas serves as a component to many essential products.


AGA’s Climate Change Commitment

AGA is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through smart innovation, new and modernized infrastructure and advanced technologies. This pledge includes 10 commitments to further reduce methane emissions from natural gas utility systems. It also includes eight principles for an effective national policy approach to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and addressing climate change.