Dear Members of the Subcommittee on Energy:
As organizations representing the natural gas value chain, we are writing to express our support for sound federal policy that facilitates the continued development of natural gas infrastructure.
Energy is the capacity to do work. Without it, everything stops. When it is expensive, families spend and travel less. When it is unreliable, households, communities, and businesses cannot effectively plan. Newfound energy abundance in the United States has driven sustained economic growth over the last decade.
This rapid transformation happened because of technologies that unlocked America’s energy in a remarkable way. The domestic natural gas picture shifted quickly from perceived scarcity during the early 2000s, when we raced to build natural gas import terminals to receive gas from foreign sources, to widely acknowledged abundance during the last decade. Today, American production is meeting our needs for natural gas at home and supplying allies and trading partners abroad. With this newfound abundance comes a need to modernize and expand our energy delivery system safely, responsibly, and efficiently to transport natural gas from where it is produced to where it is consumed. This includes building additional gathering, transmission and distribution infrastructure to deliver critical domestic energy to electric plants, manufacturers, homes, and businesses…