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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 ...

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

DOE Funding Promotes Greater Innovation for End-Use Natural Gas Appliances

Washington, DC – The American Gas Association (AGA) praised the Department of Energy’s (DOE) announcement today of the Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) 2019 Funding Opportunity...

Thursday, April 18, 2019

AGA Welcomes DOE’s Research and Development Grants to Drive Innovative Natural Gas Technologies

Washington, DC – The American Gas Association (AGA) praised the Department of Energy’s (DOE) announcement to invest up to $39 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development projects to enhance...

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Energy Executive Orders Benefit American Families and Our Environment

Washington, DC – The American Gas Association (AGA) applauds today’s executive orders aimed at speeding up the approval, permitting and construction of pipelines and other energy infrastructure. “Today’s executive...

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

AGA Issues Safety Guidance on Workforce Knowledge, Skills and Communications

Washington, DC – The American Gas Association (AGA) today published “ Skills and Experience for Effectively Designing Natural Gas Systems ” which contains guidance for members on the skills and knowledge necessary to...

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Natural Gas Is More Affordable Than Other Heating Sources, Particularly on the Coldest Days

Washington, DC – An American Gas Association (AGA) study concludes that conventional natural gas furnaces on average have an operational cost advantage over other heating sources, including advanced heat pumps,...

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Karen Alderman Harbert Named as AGA’s Next President and CEO Bringing Energy and Policy Expertise to Natural Gas Industry

Washington, D.C. - The American Gas Association (AGA) today announced that Karen Alderman Harbert will be the new President and CEO following a substantive search and transition planning process by a Search Committee ...

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

AGA Chair: America’s Natural Gas Utilities are a Solid and Safe Investment

New York, NY – James P. Torgerson, Chair of the American Gas Association (AGA) and CEO of AVANGRID, Inc., spoke at the CFA Society of New York today, where he gave a presentation highlighting why natural gas utilities...

Friday, December 7, 2018

AGA Chair: America’s Natural Gas Utilities are Committed to Safety, Resilience and Innovation

Washington, D.C. – James P. Torgerson, 2019 Chair of the American Gas Association (AGA) and CEO of AVANGRID INC. spoke at a breakfast event for media at AGA Headquarters today where he shared his thoughts on the...

Monday, November 26, 2018

AGA Unveils Leading Practices to Avoid Over-Pressurization

Washington, D.C. – AGA today released “Leading Practices to Reduce the Possibility of an Over-Pressurization Event,” a document that serves as a resource for natural gas utilities to help avoid an over-pressurization...

Monday, November 12, 2018

EEI and AGA Update ESG/Sustainability Reporting Template to Include Natural Gas Metrics

The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) and the American Gas Association (AGA) today announced that they have worked together to integrate environmental, social, governance, and sustainability (ESG/sustainability) reporti...