Natural Gas Council Releases Reliability and Resilience Guide

The Natural Gas Council, which collectively represents companies that produce, transport and deliver clean, affordable natural gas throughout the United States, has released a joint report, “Natural Gas: Reliable and Resilient” that provides a practical guide to the operational measures, physical characteristics and contractual underpinnings of the natural gas system’s exceptional record of reliability and resilience.

The report addresses many topics, including what makes America’s natural gas system uniquely reliable.

“The physical characteristics of both the natural gas resource and the pipeline delivery infrastructures make our nation’s natural gas system uniquely reliable,” Don Santa, INGAA President and CEO, said. “Production is dispersed across many states and regions and is further spread across thousands of individual wells. In the aggregate, the United States’ many natural gas transmission pipelines comprise an interconnected, nationwide network that offers multiple pathways for rerouting deliveries in the event of a disruption. Our natural gas pipelines are the envy of the world.”

The report also highlights how natural gas positively impacts the lives of Americans on a daily basis.

“Clean-burning natural gas impacts virtually every aspect of our daily lives,” Jack Gerard, API President and CEO, said. “This affordable energy resource has lowered costs for consumers and manufacturers and as this report confirms, provides a reliable source of energy for electricity generation that has powered countless communities across the nation. Moving forward, we must embrace this abundant energy resource for the continued benefit of American workers, consumers, and the environment.”

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