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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...

Thursday, October 18, 2018

A Warmer Winter Will Mean U.S. Natural Gas Customers May See Lower Bills

Washington, D.C. – The American Gas Association (AGA) said today that customers nationwide may see residential natural gas bills 7 to 11 percent lower on average than the previous winter, due to expectations of a...

Thursday, October 11, 2018

NTSB Interim Report Provides Guidance for Industry To Enhance Safety

Washington, D.C. – Safety is the top priority for America’s natural gas utilities. The American Gas Association (AGA) and its members have been using the publicly available information from the incident that took plac...

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

AGA Supports DHS/TSA/DOE’s Pipeline Cybersecurity Initiative

Washington, D.C. –  On October 2, the American Gas Association (AGA) hosted the Oil and Natural Gas Sector Coordinating Council meeting with the U.S. Departments of Homeland Security (DHS) and Energy (DOE) and the...

Thursday, October 4, 2018

PG&E’s Nick Stavropoulos Awarded AGA’s 2018 Distinguished Service Award

Washington, D.C. – The American Gas Association (AGA) is excited to announce that Nick Stavropoulos, recently retired President and Chief Operating Officer of Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E,) was honored with...

Friday, September 14, 2018

American Gas Association Statement on Incident in Massachusetts

Washington, D.C. – “Our hearts go out to those who are suffering and have lost loved ones and homes as a result of the tragic incidents in Massachusetts. Safety is at the very core of the work we do as an industry and...

Monday, August 6, 2018

Report Examines Natural Gas Performance During Recent Extreme Weather Events; Underscores Preparedness

Washington, D.C. – With the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey’s U.S. landfall approaching, the Natural Gas Council (NGC), which represents the companies that collectively manage nearly all aspects of the...

Friday, June 22, 2018

AGA Recognized as Top Workplace for Fourth Consecutive Year

Washington, D.C. – The American Gas Association (AGA) is pleased to announce that it has been selected as one of The Washington Post's 2018 Top Workplaces, the fourth consecutive year the organization has received thi...

Thursday, June 21, 2018

AGA Welcomes More Than 12,000 To Washington, DC for Global Gas Conversation

Washington, D.C. –  The American Gas Association (AGA) is excited to welcome more than 12,000 people to our nation’s capital for an international discussion about pathways towards natural gas as a foundation fuel for...

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

AGA President and CEO Dave McCurdy Announces Plans to Retire in February 2019

Washington, D.C. - American Gas Association (AGA) President and CEO Dave McCurdy released the following statement today:  “Growing up in Oklahoma, natural gas was a part of the fabric of our community. I saw, firsthan...

Thursday, March 1, 2018

AGA’s McCurdy: A tariff on steel will increase the cost of certain pipelines and components

Washington, D.C. – American Gas Association (AGA) President and CEO Dave McCurdy released the following statement today: “American Gas Association (AGA) members operate a network of pipelines that is more than two...

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

America’s Natural Gas Utilities Add One New Customer Every Minute

2018 AGA Playbook Debuts Fresh Data and New Digital Features Washington, D.C. – Natural gas utilities add an average of one new customer every minute nationwide, according to the 2018 American Gas Association (AGA)...