Don Santa, president and CEO of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America, today released the following statement welcoming President Obama’s positive statements about natural gas in Tuesday’s State of the Union address:
“We applaud the president for acknowledging the important role natural gas plays in America’s economy and, in particular, for recognizing how natural gas is driving a resurgence in U.S. manufacturing, creating good-paying American jobs, generating revenues, reducing emissions and lowering consumer energy prices.
“The U.S. is now the world’s largest natural gas producer. We must continue to expand America’s energy infrastructure to ensure that this success story continues. This should include exploring how permitting for new and expanded pipelines can be streamlined, while continuing to protect landowners and the environment.”