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Thursday, October 24, 2019

AGA Expects Lower Bills for Winter

Washington, D.C.   – The American Gas Association (AGA) today said that customers across the nation may see residential gas bills that are two to four percent lower than the previous winter.  “Americans are fortunate ...

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Scott M. Prochazka Named as AGA Chair for 2020

Chicago, IL – Today, during a meeting of the American Gas Association (AGA) Board of Directors, CenterPoint Energy President and CEO Scott M. Prochazka was elected as the Chair of the AGA Board of Directors for 2020. ...

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

AGA Presents Distinguished Service Award and Natural Gas Industry Leadership Award

Chicago, IL – The American Gas Association (AGA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Distinguished Service Award and inaugural Natural Gas Industry Leadership Award.  The Distinguished Service Award winners...

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Gas Transmission Pipeline Safety Rule is a Consensus Approach

Washington, DC — The American Gas Association (AGA) welcomes the gas transmission pipeline safety rule from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) which represents a consensus approach to...

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Future Supply of Natural Gas Sees Largest Increase in 54-Year History

Washington, D.C. — The Potential Gas Committee (PGC) and the American Gas Association (AGA), today announced that the United States has a natural gas resource base of 3,374 trillion cubic feet (Tcf). It comes as a...

Thursday, August 29, 2019

EEI and AGA Launch Version 2 of ESG/Sustainability Reporting Template

Washington, D.C. - The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) and the American Gas Association (AGA) today released an updated version of the jointly developed environmental, social, governance, and sustainability...

Thursday, August 22, 2019

AGA Announces Hiring of Susan Forrester, Vice President of Advocacy and Outreach

Washington, D.C . – The American Gas Association announced today that Susan Forrester will join its team as Vice President of Advocacy and Outreach. In this new role, Forrester will assist the organization in building...

Friday, August 9, 2019

EPA Proposes Updates to Certification Process for Natural Gas Infrastructure

Washington, DC – The American Gas Association (AGA) welcomes the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed rule issued today to implement Section 401 of the Clean Water Act (CWA). The proposed rule would...

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

AGA Applauds Senate Committee Passage of Pipeline Safety Legislation

Washington, DC – The American Gas Association (AGA) applauds U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation for passing S. 2299, the Protecting Our Infrastructure of Pipelines Enhancing Safety (PIPES)...

Friday, June 21, 2019

CEQ Draft Guidance Will Help Facilitate Environmentally Responsible Construction of Natural Gas Pipelines

Washington, D.C. – The American Gas Association (AGA) is pleased with the balanced, fresh perspective taken in the draft guidance released today by the White House Council on Environmental Quality. The new draft...

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Pipeline Safety Legislation Should be Focused on Truly Advancing Safety

Washington, D.C. – American Gas Association (AGA) Vice President of Operations and Engineering Services Christina Sames testified today before the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Energy,...

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

AGA Supports Continued Federal Regulations that Value the Role of Natural Gas

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule governing emissions from electricity generation facilities. The American Gas Association (AGA)...

Friday, June 7, 2019

New EPA Guidance Will Hopefully End Abuse of Clean Water Act

Washington, D.C. – The American Gas Association (AGA) commended the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidance on Section 401 of the Clean Water Act (CWA).  “The water quality certification process has been...

Monday, June 3, 2019

AGA: PHMSA Pipeline Safety Legislation Recommendations Align With Current Industry Efforts and Incentivize Safety Best Practices

Washington, D.C . – The American Gas Association (AGA) says that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) recommendations for pipeline safety reauthorizati...

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

AGA Board Recommends Holistic Approach to Improving Pipeline Safety

Fort Lauderdale, FL – The American Gas Association (AGA) Board of Directors approved a resolution recommending that all members implement Pipeline Safety Management Systems (PSMS), or API RP 1173, a holistic approach ...

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Infrastructure Permitting Delays, Rejections Will Drive Businesses Out, Emissions Up

Washington, DC – The American Gas Association (AGA) today underscored the negative impact of the move taken by New York State in the denial of a water quality permit for the Northeast Supply Enhancement project. “Time...

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Expanding Natural Gas Infrastructure Will Satisfy Domestic and International Demand

Washington, DC –The American Gas Association (AGA) is proud to join the more than 500 affiliate organizations, companies, and cities participating in Infrastructure Week , leading the fight to rebuild and modernize...

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

AGA Testifies at Pipeline Safety Hearing

Emphasizes Work Underway to Maintain and Enhance Safety, Steps that Can be Taken to Prevent Incidents  Washington, DC - Today, the American Gas Association’s Vice President of Operations and Engineering Services,...

Monday, April 29, 2019

2019 AGA Operations Biennial Exhibition Kicks off in Nashville, TN Virtual Press Room Goes Live Tomorrow

Nashville, TN – The 2019 AGA Operations Conference & Biennial Exhibition begins on Tuesday, April 30 th in Nashville, TN and runs through May 3 rd . The annual conference is the natural gas industry’s premier gatherin...

Friday, April 26, 2019

Natural Gas Council Report on Natural Gas Reliability and Resiliency

Washington, DC – The Natural Gas Council (NGC) today released a report on the reliability and resiliency of the natural gas system. In preparation for the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season that officially begins on June ...