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American Gas Association
THE AMERICAN GAS Association (AGA) is a national trade organization composed of natural gas-providing companies. This large group of companies, founded in 1918, was organized to better represent the interests of natural gas providers at the legislative level. The AGA is headquartered in Washington, D.C., on Capitol Hill. According to the AGA, nearly one-quarter of American energy is supplied by natural gas. The AGA vision statement is “[T]o be the most effective and influential energy trade association in the United States while providing clear value to its membership.” Membership includes 200 companies providing natural gas service to their local communities. The AGA and its members deliver 92 percent of the United States' natural gas supplies. Member companies represent suppliers from all 50 states. The companies are privately-owned, publicly-traded, or municipally-owned. Natural gas distribution companies in the United States are considered full members of the AGA. Additionally, brokers, distributors, gatherers, marketers, ...