AGA Encouraged by Obama’s Executive Order


AGA Encouraged by Obama’s Executive Order

Washington, D.C. The American Gas Association (AGA) today released the following statement regarding the announcement that the Administration will create a new interagency working group to support safe and responsible development of unconventional domestic natural gas resources and associated infrastructure to help reduce our dependence on foreign oil.

President Obama highlighted the benefits of natural gas in his State of the Union address, and has been promoting responsible production and broader use of this domestic, abundant, affordable, clean and reliable energy source, said Dave McCurdy, president and CEO of AGA. We are pleased to see this action today, which will help promote consistency between the Administration and policies that are put in place.

This working group will foster improved government communication and coordination that will help our members continue to safely deliver this foundation fuel to 177 million Americans every day.

You can view the Executive Order here.