January 20, 2021

NGSA Members Support Rejoining Paris Agreement

(Washington, D.C.) – The Natural Gas Supply Association (NGSA) issued the following statement today, following President Biden’s announcement that the United States will rejoin the Paris Agreement.

Dena Wiggins, President and CEO of NGSA, said:
Our member companies have long stated our support for remaining in the Paris Agreement as a platform to work with others around the world to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and attain a climate-neutral world.

We are committed to a clean energy future and believe that addressing greenhouse gas emissions is necessary to making that vision a reality.

Natural gas has played, and continues to play, a significant role in bringing the U.S. power sector’s carbon emissions to their lowest levels in decades by replacing higher-emitting fuels and facilitating greater use of renewables. NGSA is a strong proponent of market-based mechanisms, such as carbon pricing, that most effectively reduce greenhouse gas emissions at the lowest cost to consumers and believe such programs are most efficient when implemented as broadly as possible.

NGSA members are similarly committed to reducing methane emissions and making significant investments in processes and technologies to address emissions, reduce flaring and improve transparency and the quality of methane data. We support increased voluntary efforts and reasonable government policies to achieve further reductions of methane emissions, as well as scientifically sound, cost-effective and flexible methane policies and regulations that allow for efficient implementation, future technology deployment and continuous improvements.

NGSA announced its support for remaining in the Paris Agreement and principles for addressing methane emissions in September 2020.



NGSA and CLNG Welcome Incoming Biden Administration

(Washington, D.C.) – The Natural Gas Supply Association (NGSA) and the Center for LNG (CLNG) released the following joint statement in anticipation of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden tomorrow.  

“We congratulate President-elect Biden on his inauguration and wish him success in uniting the country during this extremely challenging time.” 
Dena Wiggins, President and CEO of the Natural Gas Supply Association, said:
“NGSA’s members welcome President-elect Biden and the opportunity to show the world that the U.S. natural gas industry is a clean energy leader working to reduce overall emissions here and around the globe.  We share President-elect Biden’s support for re-joining the Paris Agreement.  We are innovating, partnering with renewables and focused on an energy future that is clean and affordable for all and look forward to carrying on that work with the new Administration.” 
Charlie Riedl, Executive Director of the Center for LNG, said:
“The growth of U.S. LNG exports began during the Obama Administration and was continued under the Trump Administration.  We are looking forward to working with the Biden Administration to re-introduce them to the pivotal role of U.S. LNG in economic growth here at home, while helping our trading partners around the world to reduce their emissions, improve their air quality and provide reliable energy to people who desperately need it.” 
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