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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.
More households are reliant on gas-powered electricity to meet their energy needs during peak demand periods and high-impact events, placing an added burden on the nation's natural gas pipeline network. Regulators must create a framework for natural gas utilities to make resiliency investments and upgrades.
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
Delivery of natural gas continued to provide safe and reliable service to customers with few interruptions.
A report by the American Gas Association and the Canadian Gas Association shows that the value of natural gas distribution companies to investors is based on the consistency of their return on investment (ROI) and return on equity (ROE).See the Study