AGA welcomes report on state efforts to expand natural gas infrastructure

November 24, 2017. Millions of Americans do not currently have access to the benefits of natural gas and have asked their local policymakers to enable the expansion of natural gas infrastructure to deliver the affordability, efficiency and environmental benefits that natural gas provides to their communities.

   The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) Task Force on Natural Gas Access and Expansion released a report to educate local regulators on what states are doing to promote and facilitate natural gas expansion and provide guidance on policies, mechanisms and best practices that regulators can use to help extend natural gas service to unserved and underserved areas. The American Gas Association (AGA) commends the report and the dedication of the public utility commissioners that led this effort.

   “It is critically important that regulators be educated about the creative ways utilities are expanding service and delivering the benefits of natural gas to more consumers in underserved and unserved areas,” said Kyle Rogers, AGA’s Vice President of Government Relations. “This expansion drives economic development and gives consumers more energy choices. We applaud the efforts of Task Force chairman John Coleman (PA), co-vice chairs Brandon Presley (MS) and Julie Fedorchak (ND), as well as NARUC Gas Committee chairman Stan Wise (GA) and vice-chair Diane Burman (NY) for leading the process and putting together this important report.”