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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 earlie...

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...

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Local Natural Gas Distribution System Emissions Continue to Decline

Washington, DC - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)  released its Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks, which shows that annual emissions from the natural gas distribution system declined 73...

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Natural Gas Utilities Providing Support to Communities they Serve

Washington, D.C. – American Gas Association President and CEO, Karen Harbert, today announced that all AGA member companies have committed to work closely with state public utility commissions to appropriately suspend...

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Natural Gas Utilities Committed to Supporting Communities Across the Country

Washington, D.C. – The American Gas Association President and CEO Karen Harbert released the following statement today as the country faces the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic: “There is not a day that goes by that as...

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Diane Leopold Will Be New AGA Chair

Washington, DC – Diane Leopold, executive vice president and co-chief operating officer of Dominion Energy will be the Chair of the American Gas Association (AGA) Board of Directors. “America’s natural gas utilities a...

Thursday, February 27, 2020

AGA Praises Bipartisan American Energy Innovation Act

Washington, DC – The American Gas Association (AGA) praises the American Energy Innovation Act ( S.2657 ) introduced by Chairman Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Ranking Member Joe Manchin (D-WV) of the U.S. Senate Committee...

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Natural Gas Act Offers Clear Pathway to American Energy Abundance

Washington, D.C. – As Congress revisits energy policy at the start of a new decade, the American Gas Association highlights the substantial contributions made possible by interstate natural gas infrastructure and the...

Thursday, January 23, 2020

AGA Statement on Don Santa Retirement

Washington, D.C. – The American Gas Association (AGA) commends the leadership of Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) President and CEO Don Santa and wishes him well on the announcement of his...

Thursday, January 16, 2020

WOTUS Rule Reset Would Promote Environmental Protection Laws for New Decade

Washington, D.C. – The American Gas Association (AGA) is eagerly anticipating the release of the Trump Administration’s revised Clean Water Rule. Once implemented, this rule should provide the necessary guidance to bo...