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Lydia Meigs President Signs Landmark Pipeline Safety Legislation into Law

Getting the New Year off on the right foot, indeed. January 3, 2012 President Obama signed into law the Pipeline Safety, Regulatory Certainty, and Job Creation Act of 2011, which was approved by Congress the week of December 12th.

The American Gas Association, (AGA), is very pleased to see this bill become law, as it will provide the regulatory certainty necessary for the pipeline industry to make critical investments and create American jobs. The bill authorizes funding for programs of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) through fiscal year 2015. PHMSA oversees safety programs for the 2.3 million miles of natural gas, petroleum, and other hazardous liquid pipelines in the U.S.

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Lydia Meigs All the World’s a Stage and Natural Gas Has Top Billing!

AGA Won Bid to Host World Gas Conference 2018



The American Gas Association (AGA) was selected October 6th to hold the Presidency of the International Gas Union (IGU) from 2015-2018, culminating in hosting the 27th World Gas Conference (WGC2018) in Washington, D.C. in June 2018. In an Olympic-style vote with Qatar and the Republic of Korea as formidable competition, AGA won the support of the IGU membership, representing some 78 countries worldwide. The U.S. and AGA are uniquely positioned to lead and serve IGU and the global gas industry as we are strategically aligned to continue to promote the vision of natural gas as the long-term foundation of an affordable and lower carbon energy supply.

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Lydia Meigs Hydraulic Fracturing Tour in the Barnett Shale

September 12-13, 2011, the AGA Communications and Marketing Committee convened for its biannual meeting at the same time as the AGA Operations and Engineering Committee held their meeting down in Fort Worth, TX. The two day conference, marked with Hill Country BBQ and honky-tonks, wrapped up with a tour of Chesapeake Energy’s hydraulic fracturing facilities in the Barnett Shale formation.

We definitely left Fort Worth on a high note getting to go beyond the headlines and learn about the technical options and best practices for hydraulically fracturing and producing natural gas.

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Lydia Meigs Gas is Still Better Than Coal

Recent study shows that natural gas has less GHG Emissions

Natural gas produced in the Marcellus Shale gas basin in Pennsylvania and New York is not as big a contributor to climate change as coal, according to a study of the “life cycle” greenhouse gas emissions of natural gas by researchers in Pittsburgh.

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