Natural Gas Producers, Distributors to Promote NGVs, Infrastructure

America's Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA) and the American Gas Association (AGA) are working collaboratively to advance the development and utilization of natural gas vehicles and fueling infrastructure in the North American marketplace.

More than 50 producers and distributors of natural gas will work together to enhance domestic energy security and advance clean air by promoting the development of natural gas vehicles and infrastructure.

"Advancing our country's energy independence is vital and we are pleased to work directly with AGA to develop and promote policies that will make an American natural gas transportation network a reality," said ANGA President and CEO Regina Hopper. "This will make it easier for businesses and consumers to embrace this clean, affordable and domestic transportation choice."

The ANGA-AGA joint initiative will encourage stakeholder dialogue to advance greater use of North American natural gas for transportation. Specifically, the collective effort will focus on infrastructure development, greater fleet usage, vehicle production, and marketing and education for natural gas transportation.

"Natural gas producers and distributors recognize that the private sector must play a leading role," said Kathryn Clay, Executive Director of the joint effort. "This joint work will continue important efforts to help manufacturers meet demands for vehicles that run on natural gas, and ensure that the infrastructure is in place to fill them up. Our message is simple from well to fuel dispenser, we will work to expand the use of these vehicles."

"Kathryn's deep roots in the automotive industry will be a great asset to the natural gas industry as it seeks to expand the role natural gas will play in our nation's transportation sector," said AGA President and CEO Dave McCurdy. "As an engineer and scientist, she understands the important role natural gas will play in enhancing national and energy security, improving air quality, and providing North America with a more affordable and secure transportation fuel."

America's Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA) represents 30 of the nation's leading independent natural gas exploration and production companies.

The American Gas Association, founded in 1918, represents 199 local energy companies that deliver clean natural gas throughout the United States. There are more than 70 million residential, commercial and industrial natural gas customers in the U.S., of which 91 percent — more than 64 million customers —receive their gas from AGA members. Today, natural gas meets almost one-fourth of the United States' energy needs.