Issues

The Natural Gas Supply Association (NGSA) welcomes the important national policy debate about possible ways for the federal government to prudently reduce the risk of serious impacts associated with climate change. See also related fact sheets here.

Background Information on Natural Gas and the Industry

The Ebb & Flow of the Natural Gas Market – transparent natural gas commodity market reflects supply and demand, effect of shale gas, September 2014

Joint Natural Gas Industry PowerPoint Presentation – presented to the U.S. Senate Natural Gas Caucus, June 2011

20 Questions About 2013-2014 Winter Natural Gas Market Conditions – This 2-page fact sheet succinctly provides answers to 20 top questions about natural gas market conditions in winter 2013-2014 when extremely cold and sustained weather resulted in numerous record-setting demand days.  June 2014

Natural Gas Supply and Infrastructure

Understanding the Size of U.S. Natural Gas Resources – see also this Related Chart on Recoverable Resources (April 2013)

New Storage 2006-2010 – More Volume, Closer to Customer, High Turnover Enables Flexible, Fast Response to Demand

How Shale Produces Natural Gas

Hydraulic Fracturing: Clean Safe Method to Recover Natural Gas

 

Financial Reform (Dodd-Frank) and Related Competitive Market Issues

White Paper: Energy Sector Impacts of OTC Derivatives Reform (January 2010)

Coalition to Congress: Proposals Must Preserve Ability to Manage Risk, Ensure Access to Customized OTC Derivative Products (October 2009)

Study: Price Transparency in the U.S. Natural Gas Market (July 2009)

Letter to FERC on Annual Transaction Reports; Promoting Transparency and Integrity of Physical Natural Gas Market (July 2009)

NGSA Letter re Derivatives Regulation (June 2009)

Natural Gas Commodity Market Comparison (May 2009)

Windfall Profits Increase Imports and Lower Production

Competitive Markets Spur Innovations

Bedrock Principles of a Healthy Physical Natural Gas Market

Price Reporting Position Statement

U.S. Natural Gas Markets: Fundamentals or Transparency? (October 2006)

 

Environmental Benefits of Natural Gas

“Finding the Facts on Methane:  A Guide to the Literature” – a one-page summary of a comprehensive report by ICF International for the Natural Gas Council on 75 different studies of natural gas industry’s methane emissions and an overview of the data and role of methane emissions in U.S. greenhouse gases  (April 2016)

Natural Gas Lifecycle Analysis:  The Cleanest Fossil Fuel — Industry achieving significant reductions in methane emissions (September 2014)

Carbon Capture and Storage With Natural Gas Delivers High Electricity Value (January 2010)

Let’s Talk about Clean Natural Gas

Natural Gas Council Recommendations for Key Policies in Climate Change Legislation

NGSA Recommendations on Climate Legislation

Successful U.S. Climate Policy Balances Economic Opportunity with Environmental Goals

Natural Gas: A Renewable Backup with Small Footprint

Clean Natural Gas Is Essential to Climate Change Success

A Successful U.S. Climate Policy Will Ensure Economic Opportunity for Americans

Natural Gas: Cleanest Burning Fossil Fuel – Understand the Numbers Behind the Claim

Why More Mineral Leases Now Benefit Consumers Later

Energy Conservation

 

Economic Benefits of Natural Gas

No Energy is Free: A Comparison of Costs

 

Using Natural Gas for Electricity and Manufacturing

Natural Gas Usage Trends: Coal to Gas Fuel Switching, 2000-2012Industrial Growth from Natural Gas, 2010-2012Industrial Growth from Natural Gas, 2013-2017 (June 2012)

Natural Gas is Vital for Electric Power Generation

Understanding the Uses of Natural Gas in Industrial Processes

When It Comes to Energy, Reliability Matters

 

Other Issues: Pipeline Rates, LIHEAP and More

Fuel Neutral Approach

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