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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

U.S. Sets New Two-Day Record for Natural Gas Delivery

Washington, D.C . – 151.7 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of natural gas was delivered in the United States on February 14, 2021 and 149.8 Bcf was delivered on February 15 making Sunday the second-highest delivery day ever a...

Monday, February 1, 2021

Picture the Potential: The 2021 AGA Playbook

Washington, D.C. – Today, the American Gas Association (AGA) launched the 2021 AGA Playbook . The theme, “Picture the Potential,” outlines how the natural gas industry is innovating today to create a brighter future f...

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

AGA Welcomes New Administration

Washington, D.C. – American Gas Association President and CEO Karen Harbert today welcomed President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, saying: “I want to extend my sincere congratulations to President Joe...

Thursday, January 14, 2021

AGA Welcomes DOE Decision on Residential Furnaces and Commercial Water Heaters

Washington, D.C. – The American Gas Association (AGA) welcomes a decision today by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on residential furnaces and commercial water heaters saying: “AGA fully supports DOE continuing to...

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

American Gas Foundation Announces Study Outlining Energy Resilience Framework

Washington, D.C. – Today the American Gas Foundation (AGF) released a new study providing context to the important role natural gas plays in creating a more resilient future. “If there is one thing that is clear from...

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Statement by AGA President and CEO Karen Harbert on Violence in Washington, DC

Washington, D.C. – Today, AGA President and CEO Karen Harbert released the following statement about the ongoing unrest in the District of Columbia:  “What we are seeing today in Washington, DC is a horrible and...

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Congress Makes Significant Strides to Support Communities, Enhance Pipeline Safety

Washington, D.C. – America’s natural gas utilities are pleased to see important energy provisions, community protections and the reauthorization of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)...

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Incoming AGA Chair Says 2021 Will Be A Pivotal Year for the Gas System

WASHINGTON, D.C. – David Anderson, Chair of the Board of Directors for the American Gas Association (AGA) for 2021, is taking on the role at a time when the industry continues to innovate and advance a low carbon...

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Natural Gas is the Low-Carbon Affordable Fuel This Winter

Washington, D.C. – Today, during its annual Winter Outlook, the American Gas Association (AGA) announced that customers who use natural gas to heat their homes could expect to see bills up to 71 percent lower than...

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

David Anderson, NW Natural, to Lead as AGA Chair

Washington D.C. – David H. Anderson , President & CEO of NW Natural in Portland, OR, will Chair the American Gas Association (AGA) Board of Directors in 2021. The Board voted unanimously during a virtual meeting earli...

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

AGA Presents 2020 Distinguished Service Award to Kent Larson

Washington, D.C. – The American Gas Association (AGA) awarded the 2020 Distinguished Service Award to Kent Larson. Kent Larson served Xcel Energy for 38 years as an operations leader in the energy industry. Larson was...

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Natural Gas Associations Band Together to Expand National Mutual Aid Program

Washington, D.C. – Last week, the American Gas Association (AGA), American Public Gas Association (APGA), Northeast Gas Association (NGA), Southern Gas Association (SGA) and the MEA Energy Association (MEA) announced...

Friday, August 7, 2020

AGA Commends Senate Passage of Pipeline Safety Reauthorization

Washington, D.C. – The American Gas Association commends the work of the United States Senate in passing S.2299 , the Protecting our Infrastructure of Pipelines and Enhancing Safety (PIPES) Act of 2020 by unanimous...

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

New NEPA Helps U.S. Continue to Build World-Class Natural Gas Infrastructure

Washington, D.C. – The final rule released today by the Council on Environmental Quality to update the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) will help promote predictability and transparency in the permitting proce...

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Natural Gas Utilities Invest $3.8 Million Per Day Helping Customers Save Money and Reduce Their Carbon Footprint

Washington, D.C. – America’s natural gas utilities are helping customers save money and reduce their carbon footprint. A new report by the American Gas Association (AGA) shows that natural gas utilities invested...

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Energy Industry Pushing Congress for Critical Energy Assistance Dollars

Washington, D.C. - In a letter sent to U.S. House and Senate leadership, seven energy industry trade associations are urging Congress to fully fund the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) at a level of...

Monday, June 15, 2020

Supreme Court Ruling Brings Hope of Clean, Affordable Energy Closer to Consumers on the Atlantic Coast

Washington, D.C. – Karen Harbert, President and CEO of the American Gas Association (AGA) said the following after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the U.S. Forest Service has the authority to grant pipeline right of way ...

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

AGA Members Promote Programs for Relieving Financial Hardship

Washington, D.C. – American Gas Association (AGA) President and CEO Karen Harbert made the following statement on assistance programs available to natural gas utility customers: “All across the country we have been...

Monday, June 1, 2020

New Clean Water Act Rule Will Enable Americans to Continue to Benefit from Natural Gas

Washington, D.C. – An important final rule issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) should end abuse of Section 401 of the Clean Water Act by several states trying to block natural gas pipelines needed...

Friday, May 1, 2020

Natural Gas Utilities Lead Charge on Achieving Exemplary Employee and Vehicular Safety

Washington, D.C. – The American Gas Association (AGA) is pleased to recognize a number of natural gas utility and transmission companies for their outstanding commitment to employee and vehicular safety in 2019. The...