May 2017: American Gas Magazine

Cover Story: Worker Safety: Yours, Mine and Ours
Natural gas utilities continue to raise the bar on safety, focusing on safety cultures that are holistic, sustainable and involve everyone from the front-line worker to the board of directors.

Inside This Issue:

President’s Message: Will the Stars Align?
There is talk that Congress and the new administration will attempt to reform our nation’s tax code. We will be watching this debate closely and leading a coalition for tax treatment that facilitates our continued growth.

Strengthening or Weakening Prospects for Growth?
There’s a new administration in town—and tax reform, interest deductibility and interest-rate increases are possible major changes that could impact mergers and acquisitions, future capital expenditures and the regulatory landscape.

BURNER TIPS: Internet of Things
In the age of IoT, the active network is creating new possibilities for gas utilities. Utilities can capitalize on the potential of connected devices that have the computing power to not only measure and communicate, but also solve problems in the distribution network in real time.

Making a Difference
A Centerpoint Energy meter reader is a good Samaritan to a driver having a medical emergency.