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A reliable and resilient energy system is essential to the operation of nearly every critical function and sector of the U.S. economy.

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The American Gas Foundation studied the resilience of the natural gas delivery system.

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The natural gas system’s physical characteristics provide stability to the energy system.

Pipeline infrastructure is underground, looped and shielded from many major disruptive events.

Much of the gas delivery system runs on its own supply.

The ability to store gas further strengthens the self-reliant attributes of the gas system.


During Winter Storm Uri in February 2021 U.S. natural gas consumption set a two-day record from February 14 through 15.

Delivery of natural gas continued to provide safe and reliable service to customers with few interruptions.

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Unplanned outages affect about 1 in 800 natural gas customers per year.

Electric distribution systems have an average of one outage per year per customer.

The natural gas delivery system is 91% efficient from production to customer.

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