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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.