Today, natural gas plays a vital role in the nation’s energy supply, comprising nearly one quarter of total U.S. energy consumption. More than 60 million Americans use this clean-burning, cost-effective fuel to heat and cool their homes, and to cook their food. It is also used as a fuel source in various commercial and industrial sectors.
Established in 1965 and headquartered in our nation’s capital, NGSA represents major integrated and large independent domestic producers of natural gas. The companies that comprise our membership produce and market roughly 40 percent of U.S. natural gas supply.
Our mission is to ensure a competitive natural gas market that is supported by appropriate regulations. Through various legislative and regulatory policy initiatives, NGSA seeks to maintain competitive markets, improve downstream efficiencies and to foster increased supply to U.S. markets. NGSA also supports a balanced energy future, one which ensures a level playing field for all market participants and eliminates inappropriate regulatory barriers to supply.
The association’s long-standing relationship with the executive branch, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Capitol Hill, and with other industry trade groups enables NGSA to effectively represent its membership on regulatory and legislative issues about natural gas. Moreover, because of our strong presence in Washington, D.C., we are often looked to by legislators, regulators and members of the news media as industry leaders.
We hope that visiting this site will broaden your awareness of the importance of natural gas in our nation’s energy portfolio. If you have any further comments, questions or concerns, our staff in Washington is available to answer your questions. You can also visit our sister website, NaturalGas.org, for the most frequently requested information.
Senior Vice President, Permian Basin Operations and E&P Marketing, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation