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$1,041

Households that use natural gas for heating, cooking and clothes drying save an average of $1,041 per year compared to homes using electricity for those applications.

$95M/day

Natural gas utilities invest more than $95 million every single day in infrastructure upgrades and energy efficiency innovations.

69%

Emissions from the natural gas distribution system have declined 69% since 1990.

1/minute

One new residential customer signs up for natural gas service every minute, and approximately 60 businesses begin new natural gas service every day.

$125M

America’s natural gas utilities are investing $125 million to advance low- and zero-carbon energy technologies and reduce emissions.

Nearly 187 million Americans and 5.5 million businesses use natural gas because it is affordable, reliable, safe and essential to improving our environment. America's natural gas utilities are innovative and committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through new and modernized infrastructure and advanced technologies that maintain reliable, resilient and affordable energy service choices for consumers.

AGA Chair of the Board

A Message From the

AGA Chair of the Board

"I firmly believe that the most practical, realistic way to achieve a sustainable energy future is to ensure it includes natural gas and the infrastructure that transports it."

America’s natural gas utilities serve our customers around the clock, ensuring families and businesses have the energy they need when they need it most. We provide affordable, reliable and resilient natural gas that is fundamental to America’s clean energy future. As climate change continues to be a challenging issue for our world and our nation, we are doing our part to reduce emissions through smart innovation, new and modernized infrastructure, and advanced technologies that continue to deliver affordable energy solutions for customers. Our dedicated employees have a proud history of doing the work — and are committed to continuing to do the work — with a shared vision to create a clean energy future for our customers, the vitality of our communities and future generations.

Kimberly S. Greene

Chairman, President and CEO, Southern Company Gas Chair, American Gas Association

AGA Chief Executive Officer

A Message From the

AGA Chief Executive Officer

“We have a bold vision, with ambitious emissions reductions goals to demonstrate what is possible when government, industry and communities harness America’s abundant resources, vast delivery infrastructure and deep well of talent.”

Our gas utility industry is proud to double down on our shared goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and making sure our customers and communities have safe and affordable energy every single day. AGA’s member companies are at the foundation of a healthy economy and a purpose-driven innovation agenda.

We have a bold vision, with ambitious emissions reductions goals to demonstrate what is possible when government, industry and communities harness America’s abundant resources, vast delivery infrastructure and deep well of talent. We can, and therefore we must, strive for an energy future where affordability, reliability and safety go hand-in-hand with emissions reductions and a cleaner environment. We are all-in.

Karen A. Harbert

President and CEO, American Gas Association

Affordable

American Families Use Natural Gas Because it is Affordable

Households that use natural gas for heating, cooking and clothes drying save an average of $1,041 per year compared to homes using electricity for those applications.

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Reliable

Natural Gas is There When You Need it Most

Through natural disasters and extreme weather events, the industry’s underground delivery system provides reliable energy Americans can count on.

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Safe

Safety is Our Top Priority

America’s natural gas utilities invest $91 million every day on enhancing the safety of natural gas distribution and transmission systems.

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Environment

Proven Emissions Reduction Track Record

Natural gas utilities are cutting emissions from their operations, helping customers shrink their carbon footprints and working with other industries to reduce their impact on the environment.

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Innovative

Ambitious Innovation Agenda

The gas system’s ability to integrate high-value sources of energy such as renewable natural gas and hydrogen is a critical component of our nation’s ability to reach ambitious greenhouse gas reductions goals.

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