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The Importance of Natural Gas Fuel and Interstate Pipeline Infrastructure

The electric and natural gas industries are intertwined, and several recent events including natural gas pipeline review changes contemplated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), a rapid increase in natural gas commodity prices, and extreme winter weather events have brought a focus to the relationship between those industries. This paper provides an overview of natural gas as an electric generation fuel and highlights its ongoing importance to electric reliability and affordability to the nation’s consumers. Looking forward, efficient regulatory review processes that provide required certainty will be necessary to ensure adequate infrastructure enables the needed supply to support reliability and affordability.

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