AGA Statement Regarding Ban On Russian Energy Imports to the U.S.

Washington, D.C. – American Gas Association (AGA) President and CEO Karen Harbert made the following statement regarding the announcement by President Biden today that his administration is banning Russian oil, natural gas and coal imports to the U.S.:

“Our natural gas abundance and vast delivery infrastructure is a source of strength at home and abroad. This ban is not likely to impact natural gas prices for the 187 million Americans that use natural gas in their homes and enjoy affordable and relatively stable prices because of investments made by their natural gas utilities and policymakers. The greatest impact might be to customers in the northeast in states that have been prevented from building out their natural gas infrastructure to meet growing demand. This short-sighted policy approach has forced them to compete in the international market for LNG.”

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