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Natural Gas is
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AGA's Climate Change Position Statement

The American Gas Association is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through smart innovation, new and modernized infrastructure, and advanced technologies that maintain reliable, resilient and affordable energy service choices for consumers.

10 commitments to further reduce methane emissions from natural gas utility systems

8 principles for an effective national policy approach to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and addressing climate change


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

As little as


As little as 0.1% of the natural gas delivered nationwide is emitted from local distribution systems.


Increase Since 1990

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

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

22% Lower Than All-Electric

Carbon dioxide emissions from residences using natural gas for space heating, water heating, cooking and clothes drying are about 22% lower than those attributable to an all-electric home.


More Families Heat With Natural Gas

In the past decade, families have signed up for natural gas space heating, rather than electric heat pumps, at a ratio of four to one.

Warmer and Cleaner

An Energy Star natural gas household could have a carbon footprint that is 19% lower than an Energy Star heat pump and 64% lower emissions compared to an electrical resistance furnace.

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