Washington, D.C. – The American Gas Association (AGA) today released its 2014 Playbook, the essential handbook for understanding natural gas and how it can help achieve our nation’s economic, environmental and energy security goals. The 2014 Playbook contains the latest facts and data surrounding natural gas and its role in American life, including information about pipeline safety, supply and use, responsible resource development, economic benefits, emissions and energy efficiency.
“America’s abundance of clean, domestic, reliable and affordable natural gas provides a tremendous opportunity for our nation,” said Dave McCurdy, president and CEO of AGA. “The Playbook is a vital resource for policymakers, regulators, media and anyone seeking to engage in a fact-based conversation about the realities of natural gas and its role as a foundation fuel in a clean and secure energy future.”
The 2014 Playbook covers the history and properties of natural gas, its role throughout all sectors of the American economy including transportation, statistics about natural gas use, the natural gas industry’s commitment to enhancing safety, and the priority issues and strategies with respect to the production, transmission, distribution and increased use of America’s clean and domestically abundant energy source. It also contains facts and information about industry innovation and direct economic benefits including customer savings and industry-related job growth.
“America’s local natural gas utilities have a longstanding record of safely and reliably delivering natural gas to homes and businesses throughout the nation,” McCurdy continued. “With nearly a century of expertise, AGA and its member companies are a trusted resource for natural gas information, and will lead the way for helping to ensure that all Americans can have access to the benefits of this incredible resource.”
The 2014 Playbook can be accessed online.