ANGA issues statement on Obama's remarks about natural gas

Tom Amontree, America’s Natural Gas Alliance’s executive vice president, issued the following statement on President Obama’s remarks March 30 that natural gas provides America with a clean and abundant energy source that can fuel our economy for generations to come.

“We were pleased that President Obama highlighted the ‘enormous’ potential natural gas offers for our transportation and power sectors. The emphasis on the impact natural gas can have on our country’s energy future was particularly encouraging, given the domestic abundance of this clean energy resource.

“We appreciate President Obama’s clear statement about the contribution that natural gas vehicles can make for the energy security of our country. North American natural gas vehicles hold great promise to reduce our reliance on foreign energy, while providing environmental benefits here at home.

“The natural gas community is wholly committed to safe and responsible development. Our process has a proven track record of safety over more than six decades and one million wells produced. We will continue engaging with stakeholders to advance our commitment to being good environmental stewards during the production of secure and abundant natural gas.”

America’s Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA) represents 30 of North America’s largest independent natural gas exploration and production companies. ANGA members are dedicated to increasing the appreciation of the environmental, economic and national security benefits of clean, abundant, American natural gas. For more information, visit www.anga.us.

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