Natural Gas is
Essential For Improving Our


Reduction Opportunities

AGA's comprehensive and detailed analysis demonstrates that incorporating natural gas, advanced gas technologies and infrastructure to achieve economy-wide net-zero emissions by 2050 is not just a choice but an essential part of getting there.

America’s natural gas industry will be essential to achieve a net-zero emissions future.

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The Path Forward

  • Energy Efficiency and Improved Energy Management
  • Advanced Gas End-use Technologies
  • Renewable Gases
  • Methane Mitigation Technologies and Strategies
  • Negative Emissions Technologies
  • Infrastructure Modernization
  • Workforce Development

Reducing Emissions

Emissions from the natural gas distribution system have declined 70% since 1990.

As little as 0.1%

Local distribution systems release as little as 0.1% of the natural gas they deliver.

Increase Since 1990

1990, the miles of natural gas mains made of more modern materials has more than tripled.

Upgrading our nation's pipeline network to enhance safety has contributed significantly to a declining trend in emissions.


Lower Emissions

An Energy Star natural gas household could have a carbon footprint that is 16% lower than an Energy Star heat pump and 28% lower emissions compared to an electrical resistance furnace.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Home Energy Use (Metric Tons per Year)

Natural Gas
Distillate Fuel Oil

0% Lower Emissions

Carbon dioxide emissions from residences using natural gas for space heating, water heating, cooking and clothes drying are about 18% lower than those attributable to an all-electric home.

More Families Heat With Natural Gas

For the last five years, more than 500,000 families have signed up for natural gas space heating, rather than electric heat pumps.