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The American Gas Association, founded in 1918, represents more than 200 local energy companies that deliver clean natural gas throughout the United States. There are more than 71 million residential, commercial and industrial natural gas customers in the U.S., of which 94 percent more than 68 million customers receive their gas from AGA members. Today, natural gas meets almost one-fourth of the United States' energy needs.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Washington, D.C. – A study published today in Environmental Science & Technology led by a team from Washington State University (WSU) found that emissions from local natural gas distribution systems in cities and towns throughout the U.S. have decreased in the past 20 years, to levels 36 to 70 percent lower than current estimates.

Friday, March 27, 2015

AGA Calls on DOE to Provide Data, Methodologies 

Washington, D.C. – Kathryn Clay, vice president of policy strategy at AGA, today made the following statement at the U.S. Department of Energy public meeting related to the rulemaking for residential furnaces energy conservation standards.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Proposed Rule Places an Undue Burden on Low-Income Customers

Washington, D.C. – The American Gas Association (AGA) continues to question the evidence supporting the U.S. Department of Energy’s Standards for Residential Furnaces. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking was published in the Federal Register today.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

American Gas Association Chairman Says Natural Gas is America’s New Energy Foundation 

Friday, February 13, 2015

White House Executive Order Has Potential to Aid Natural Gas Utilities’ Cyber Security Efforts

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

American Gas Association Releases 2015 Playbook

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Washington, D.C. – Kent T. Larson, Executive Vice President and Group President, Operations at Xcel Energy Inc., based in Minneapolis, Minn., will chair the American Gas Association (AGA) Board Safety Committee in 2015, AGA announced Thursday, February 5. As Chairman, Larson will lead industry efforts to further enhance the strong safety performance of America’s local natural gas utilities.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Washington, D.C. – The American Gas Association (AGA) today released the following statement in advance of President Obama’s State of the Union address:

“We expect the President to reiterate his support for the role of natural gas in our nation’s clean and secure energy future as he has in several of his previous State of the Union addresses,” said AGA President and CEO Dave McCurdy.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Washington, D.C. – The American Gas Association today released the following statement related to the White House’s announcement about regulations on the natural gas industry’s emissions:

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Washington, D.C. — The American Gas Association (AGA) recently unveiled the new face of, featuring a contemporary, engaging design, an updated interface, and innovative features to help improve the user experience and make information about our nation’s abundant clean energy source—natural gas—more easily accessible.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Natural gas is America’s new energy foundation says Terry D. McCallister, Chairman and CEO of WGL Holdings, Inc. in Washington, D.C. McCallister will be Chairman of the American Gas Association (AGA) in 2015. Joined by AGA President and CEO Dave McCurdy at an event at AGA headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Washington, D.C. – The American Gas Association (AGA) filed comments to support the compliance flexibility that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has built into the proposed carbon emission guidelines for existing electric generating units under section 111d of the Clean Air Act. AGA urges EPA to make it clear in the final rule that states are allowed, at their option, to include a wide variety of compliance options to include the direct use of natural gas in their state plans.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

AGA Announces National Peer Review Program

Thursday, October 09, 2014

"Matt is an exceptional professional and an extraordinarily capable leader," McCurdy says

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Washington, D.C. – The American Gas Association (AGA) has announced that Terry D. McCallister has been elected to serve as Chairman of the AGA Board of Directors for 2015. Mr. McCallister is Chairman and CEO of WGL Holdings, Inc., and was elected alongside several other officers during AGA’s Annual Board of Directors Meeting in Newport Beach, Calif. on Tuesday, September 30, 2014.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Report Signals New Era as Gas Customers Benefit from Local Utility Planning, Preparation and Performance

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

DNG ISAC Will Aid Critical Cyber and Physical Security Information Sharing

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Congress and Local Utility Commissioners Join Call for Diesel Gallon Equivalent

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Washington, D.C. - A concerted effort by America's natural gas utilities to upgrade and modernize our nation's pipeline network to enhance safety has contributed to a declining trend in emissions from natural gas distribution systems. Now, the Board of Directors of the American Gas Association (AGA) has approved a set of voluntary guidelines that may lead to further emissions reductions. The report will serve as a resource for AGA members to assist in evaluating potential options for distribution systems.

Monday, June 02, 2014

Washington, D.C. – The American Gas Association (AGA) issued the following statement on the announcement by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of a proposed rule under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act: