Bringing Gas Meters into the 21st Century

July 2017, Vol. 244, No. 7

By Chris Atkins, Sensus, Raleigh, NC

Natural gas supplies nearly 34% of the energy needs in the United States, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA). This number will likely rise as recent advancements in exploration and availability of shale gas and innovative drilling techniques make it an increasingly attractive energy source. As utilities seek opportunities to create jobs and reduce emissions, natural gas will play a growing role in our clean energy future. While electric and water utilities have accelerated adoption of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) technology, natural gas utilities have typically relied on walk-by or drive-by automated meter reading…

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