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AGA Recognized as Top Workplace for 2016 for Second Consecutive Year
AGA Recognized as Top Workplace for 2016 for Second Consecutive Year
The American Gas Association (AGA) is pleased to announce that it has been selected as one of The Washington Post�s Top Workplaces for 2016, for the second consecutive year. In its third annual survey, The Washington Post spotlights private, public, no...
Natural Gas Utilities Value Effective Security Partnership with TSA
Natural Gas Utilities Value Effective Security Partnership with TSA
Keeping America�s pipelines safe from physical harm and cyber attacks are top priorities for natural gas utilities. Kathy Judge, Director, Risk & Compliance, Corporate Security at National Grid testified today on behalf of the American Gas Association ...
Natural Gas Industry Releases Practical, Comprehensive Guide to Natural Gas Reliability and Resil...
Natural Gas Industry Releases Practical, Comprehensive Guide to Natural Gas Reliability and Resil...
The Natural Gas Council, which collectively represents companies that produce, transport and deliver clean, affordable natural gas throughout the United States, today released a joint report, �Natural Gas: Reliable and Resilient� that provides a practi...
House Energy and Commerce Committee Passes Pipeline Safety Reauthorization
House Energy and Commerce Committee Passes Pipeline Safety Reauthorization
Pipeline safety legislation continues to make progress towards becoming law. Today, the House Energy and Commerce Committee passed their bill reauthorizing the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). The American Gas Association...
House Passes Pipeline Safety Reauthorization By Unanimous Consent
House Passes Pipeline Safety Reauthorization By Unanimous Consent
The American Gas Association (AGA) commends the U.S. House of Representatives for passing � by unanimous consent � legislation to help ensure the safety of America�s pipeline network.
Natural Gas Utilities Express Concern and Submit Alternative Approaches to PHMSA�s Gas Transmissi...
Natural Gas Utilities Express Concern and Submit Alternative Approaches to PHMSA�s Gas Transmissi...
The American Gas Association (AGA) expressed the deep commitment of natural gas utilities to improving natural gas pipeline safety and working collaboratively with the Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and other stakeholde...
Future Supply of Natural Gas in the United States Exceeds 3,100 Trillion Cubic Feet, Potential Ga...
Future Supply of Natural Gas in the United States Exceeds 3,100 Trillion Cubic Feet, Potential Ga...
The Potential Gas Committee (Colorado School of Mines) in coordination with the American Gas Association (AGA), today, released a year-end 2016 biennial report: Potential Gas Supply of Natural Gas in the United States. The new Potential Gas Committee (...
AGA Statement on Proposed Regulations for Gas Transmission and Gathering Pipelines
AGA Statement on Proposed Regulations for Gas Transmission and Gathering Pipelines
The American Gas Association (AGA) welcomed the release of proposed regulations for Gas Transmission and Gathering Pipelines announced today by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).� The proposal represents monumental chan...
AGA Recognizes Natural Gas Utility Workers' Day
AGA Recognizes Natural Gas Utility Workers' Day
The American Gas Association (AGA) will recognize utility workers in the natural gas industry on March 18 during the second annual Natural Gas Utility Workers� Day, being celebrated across the country. This nationwide event is intended to build public ...
Natural Gas Utilities Launch New EPA Program to Reduce Emissions
Natural Gas Utilities Launch New EPA Program to Reduce Emissions
Natural gas utilities are working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Almost 40�AGA�member companies�today launched the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency�s Natural Gas STAR Methane Challenge Program whereby oil and gas companies can make and track c...
U.S. Senate Unanimously Recognizes Importance of Pipeline Safety
U.S. Senate Unanimously Recognizes Importance of Pipeline Safety
The American Gas Association (AGA) applauds the United States Senate for passing S. 2276, the Securing America�s Future Energy: Protecting our Infrastructure of Pipelines and Enhancing Safety Act (SAFE PIPES Act.) by Unanimous Consent.
Glenn R. Jennings Receives AGA�s Distinguished Service Award
Glenn R. Jennings Receives AGA�s Distinguished Service Award
The American Gas Association (AGA) is proud to announce that Glenn R. Jennings, Chairman, President & CEO of Delta Natural Gas Co., Inc. in Winchester, KY has received the 2017 Distinguished Service Award. Jennings is the longest serving board member i...
Natural Gas Utilities Urge Swift Passage of Pipeline Safety Legislation
Natural Gas Utilities Urge Swift Passage of Pipeline Safety Legislation
Natural gas utilities urge congressional committees to pass pipeline safety legislation swiftly. Cheryl Campbell, Senior Vice President of Gas for Xcel Energy, testified before the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Subcommittee on ...
EPA Recognizes Utility Efforts to Reduce Emissions
EPA Recognizes Utility Efforts to Reduce Emissions
In its release of a final rule for emission standards for the oil and natural gas industry for new, reconstructed and modified sources today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized the ongoing work by natural gas utilities to reduce ...
AGA Applauds Trump Administration�s Action on FERC Nominees
AGA Applauds Trump Administration�s Action on FERC Nominees
The American Gas Association (AGA) applauds the Trump Administration for nominating Neil Chatterjee and Robert Powelson to fill two of the current three commissioner vacancies at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).���
AGA Members Enhance Industry Security by Adopting TSA Guidelines and NIST Framework
AGA Members Enhance Industry Security by Adopting TSA Guidelines and NIST Framework
Natural gas utilities are actively engaged in voluntary actions to help enhance the security of the nation�s 2.5 million miles of natural gas pipelines, which span all 50 states with diverse geographic and operating conditions.
McCurdy Tells Senate Energy Committee, �We Need to Maintain Our Existing Cybersecurity Partnerships�
McCurdy Tells Senate Energy Committee, �We Need to Maintain Our Existing Cybersecurity Partnerships�
Delivering essential energy to homes and businesses throughout the United States safely and reliably is the top priority for America�s natural gas utilities. American Gas Association (AGA) President and CEO Dave McCurdy appeared today before the U.S. S...
AGA Hails Senate Energy Bill for �Strategic Use of Our Nation�s Natural Resources�
AGA Hails Senate Energy Bill for �Strategic Use of Our Nation�s Natural Resources�
The American Gas Association (AGA) today praised the U.S. Senate for passing the Energy Policy Modernization Act (S. 2012) which contains several provisions that would benefit natural gas customers throughout the nation, including a provision to increa...
Natural Gas Utilities Pleased To See Continued Progress on Pipeline Safety Legislation
Natural Gas Utilities Pleased To See Continued Progress on Pipeline Safety Legislation
The American Gas Association (AGA) is pleased to see the continued progress made towards legislation to help ensure the safety of America�s pipeline network. The House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Energy and Power held a markup today o...
American Gas Association Receives WorldatWork 2017 Seal of Distinction
American Gas Association Receives WorldatWork 2017 Seal of Distinction
The American Gas Association (AGA) has received the 2017 Seal of Distinction from WorldatWork, a human resources association focused on retaining an engaged and productive workforce. AGA is one of 160 organizations from 35 states, the District of Colum...
Methane Studies Guide Provides Fact-based Insight for Policy Decisions, Natural Gas Leaders Say
Methane Studies Guide Provides Fact-based Insight for Policy Decisions, Natural Gas Leaders Say
Leaders of the Natural Gas Council (NGC) today released an independent, objective and fact-based guide to more than 70 different analyses of methane emissions from natural gas systems. The report, �Finding the Facts on Methane Emissions:� A Guide to th...
Natural Gas Utilities Welcome Pipeline Safety Bill from House Transportation and Infrastructure C...
Natural Gas Utilities Welcome Pipeline Safety Bill from House Transportation and Infrastructure C...
The American Gas Association (AGA) is pleased to see continued progress towards legislation to help ensure the safety of America�s pipeline network. Today, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee unveiled their draft of the reauthorizatio...
Kimberly J. Harris, Puget Sound Energy President & CEO Elected AGA Chair for 2018
Kimberly J. Harris, Puget Sound Energy President & CEO Elected AGA Chair for 2018
The American Gas Association (AGA) has announced that Kimberly J. Harris has been elected to serve as Chair of its Board of Directors for 2018. Harris is the President & CEO of Puget Sound Energy which serves more than 1.5 million customers across 10 c...
EPA Report Says Emissions from Local Distribution Systems Decreased 74 Percent
EPA Report Says Emissions from Local Distribution Systems Decreased 74 Percent
The American Gas Association (AGA) has issued the following statement regarding the 2016 EPA Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks:�
Natural Gas Offers Opportunity to Keep the Domestic Energy Economy Moving Forward Says 2017 AGA C...
Natural Gas Offers Opportunity to Keep the Domestic Energy Economy Moving Forward Says 2017 AGA C...
Pierce Norton used the opportunity during his first official event as Chair of the Board of the American Gas Association (AGA) to highlight that the growth of natural gas in the U.S. has been transformative.
Senate Sends Pipeline Safety Reauthorization to President Obama For Signature
Senate Sends Pipeline Safety Reauthorization to President Obama For Signature
The American Gas Association (AGA) is pleased to see pipeline safety legislation continue to make progress towards becoming law. Last night, the United States Senate passed S. 2276, the Securing America�s Future Energy: Protecting our Infrastructure of...
Pierce Norton, Moving Natural Gas Forward
Pierce Norton, Moving Natural Gas Forward
Natural gas is a foundation fuel for the U.S. energy economy and a major source of America�s prosperity. That was the message from Pierce H. Norton II, president and CEO of ONE Gas Inc., and chair of the board of American Gas Association (AGA) for 2017...
Natural Gas is Boosting Our Economy
Natural Gas is Boosting Our Economy
American Gas Association (AGA) Chairman Ralph LaRossa says that natural gas holds incredible opportunity for customers, utility employees and investors. Speaking at the New York Society of Security Analysts today, the President and Chief Operating Offi...
Natural Gas Industry Welcomes Department of Energy Report on Electricity Market and Reliability
Natural Gas Industry Welcomes Department of Energy Report on Electricity Market and Reliability
The Natural Gas Council, which collectively represents companies that produce, transport and deliver clean, affordable natural gas throughout the United States, today welcomed the U.S. Department of Energy�s staff report on Electricity Markets and Reli...
Strenthening or weakening prospects for growth?
Strenthening or weakening prospects for growth?
There's a new administration in town - and tax reform, interest deductibility and interest-rate increases are major changes that could impact mergers and acquisitions, future captial expenditures and the regulatory landscape.
AGA Recognizes Industry Safety Leaders
AGA Recognizes Industry Safety Leaders
The American Gas Association (AGA) today recognized a number of natural gas utilities and transmission companies for their safety performance. During AGA�s annual Operations Conference being held in Phoenix, AZ, seventeen companies received the 2015 Sa...
Small Business Energy Use Key to Boosting U.S. Economy, AGA Report Says
Small Business Energy Use Key to Boosting U.S. Economy, AGA Report Says
Clean, affordable natural gas has led to $76 billion in savings for American businesses since 2009 according to a report the American Gas Association (AGA) released today. Uncovering the U.S. Natural Gas Commercial Market examines the commercial sector...
DOE RECOMMENDATIONS ECHO AGA SUGGESTIONS FOR SMART ENERGY USE
DOE RECOMMENDATIONS ECHO AGA SUGGESTIONS FOR SMART ENERGY USE
The American Gas Association (AGA) has held discussions with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) regarding the best way to utilize our abundant natural resources to increase energy affordability, enhance national security and protect our environment. M...
The gas utility of the future
The gas utility of the future
In the age of IoT, the active network is creating new possibilities for gas utilities.
American Gas Association Joins National Clean Energy Week Steering Committee
American Gas Association Joins National Clean Energy Week Steering Committee
The American Gas Association (AGA) announced today that it will join the Steering Committee of National Clean Energy Week (NCEW). AGA represents more than 200 local energy companies that deliver clean natural gas throughout the United States. National ...
National Campaign Launched to Help Protect Customers from Utility Scammers
National Campaign Launched to Help Protect Customers from Utility Scammers
On Nov. 14-18, the American Gas Association, in coordination with a number of natural gas utilities and industry trade associations, will launch an inaugural campaign, titled �Utilities United Against Scams.� This collaborative effort is geared toward ...
Colder Winter Means U.S. Natural Gas Customers May See 5% Bill Increase
Colder Winter Means U.S. Natural Gas Customers May See 5% Bill Increase
The American Gas Association (AGA) said today that natural gas customers nationwide may experience a five percent increase, on average, on their heating bills this winter compared to last year.
NERC, AGA Launch Security Information Sharing Effort to Leverage Gas-Electric Interdependency, Co...
NERC, AGA Launch Security Information Sharing Effort to Leverage Gas-Electric Interdependency, Co...
The North American Electric Reliability Corporation and the American Gas Association have launched a new grid and energy delivery security partnership that takes advantage of the growing interdependency and collaboration of the natural gas and electric...
AGA Welcomes Gage as New President of NGVAmerica
AGA Welcomes Gage as New President of NGVAmerica
American Gas Association (AGA) President and CEO Dave McCurdy says Dan Gage, newly announced President of Natural Gas Vehicles for America (NGVAmerica,) will continue the terrific momentum of the organization.
Natural Gas Utilities Hopeful for Pipeline Safety Reauthorization This Year
Natural Gas Utilities Hopeful for Pipeline Safety Reauthorization This Year
The American Gas Association (AGA) is encouraged by the activity surrounding legislation to help ensure the safety of America�s pipeline network by reauthorizing the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) through 2019 with two h...
Worker Safety: Yours, Mine and Ours
Worker Safety: Yours, Mine and Ours
Natural gas utilities continue to raise the bar on safety, focusing on safety cultures that are holistic, sustainable and involve everyone from the front-line worker to the board of directors
DOE Underestimates Significant Economic Burdens from Furnace Rule
DOE Underestimates Significant Economic Burdens from Furnace Rule
The U. S. Department of Energy�s (DOE) Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Energy Conservation Standards for Residential Furnaces will place an undue burden on far too many low income consumers.
Pipeline Safety Reauthorization is Law
Pipeline Safety Reauthorization is Law
The American Gas Association (AGA) is pleased to announce that S. 2276, the Securing America�s Future Energy: Protecting our Infrastructure of Pipelines and Enhancing Safety Act (SAFE PIPES Act,) is now law. President Barack Obama signed the legislatio...
American Gas Association Launches �Your Energy� Public Education Campaign
American Gas Association Launches �Your Energy� Public Education Campaign
Today the American Gas Association (AGA) announced the launch of �Your Energy,� a national consumer education campaign aimed at raising awareness about the critical role that natural gas plays in the lives of Americans.
House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Passes Pipeline Safety Reauthorization
House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Passes Pipeline Safety Reauthorization
Today, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee passed their bill reauthorizing the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. The American Gas Association (AGA) is pleased to see continued progress towards legislation to help...
AGA�s McCurdy Says Working with Collette Honorable Is �A Privilege�
AGA�s McCurdy Says Working with Collette Honorable Is �A Privilege�
American Gas Association President Dave McCurdy released a statement regarding Colette Honorable�s announcement that she has decided not to seek re-nomination to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
Natural Gas Utilities Recognized for Outstanding Performance in Worker Safety
Natural Gas Utilities Recognized for Outstanding Performance in Worker Safety
The American Gas Association (AGA) today recognized a number of natural gas utilities and transmission companies for their outstanding commitment to safety. During AGA�s annual Operations Conference in Orlando, FL, twenty-one AGA member companies recei...
AGA Commends FCC Vote to Allow Improved Service-Related Communication
AGA Commends FCC Vote to Allow Improved Service-Related Communication
The American Gas Association (AGA) is pleased that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ruled that natural gas and electric utilities may send automated calls and text messages to customers regarding service and safety related issues, including ...