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As of April 1, 2010
In the PIPelIne …
Between 1987 and 2007: • he amount of natural gas travelT ing through distribution pipelines increased by almost 25%. • pproximately 760,000 miles A of new pipeline were added to the system. • he number of reportable T incidents on distribution pipelines per mile decreased by 42%.
national Heating-Degree Days
Weighted by gas home heating equipment
March 2010 8.1% warmer than ’09 10.5% warmer than normal March 2009 30-year normal for March
cHange in consuMer price inDex
12 months ending February 2010 +2.1%
u.s. Housing starts
February 2010 February 2009 612,000 550,000
u.s. Working gas in unDergrounD storage (Bcf)
SOURCE: Data gathERED by thE U.S. DOt’S PhMSa OffiCE Of PiPElinE SafEty
Weekly by region for period ending March 26, 2010 Week 3/5 3/12 3/19 3/26 3/26/09
eastern consuMing region
stanDarD & poor’s 500 aga stock inDex 5.39% 1.38% 1/1/10–3/31/10 1/1/10–3/31/10
Western consuMing region
GAS uTIlITy INDEX FuND (GASFX)
40.65% -0.54% 6.47% 6.91% 1 year 3 years 5 years 10 years 4/1/09–3/31/10 4/1/07–3/31/10 4/1/05–3/31/10 4/1/00–3/31/10
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Total annual operating expenses were 0.76%.
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American Gas - May 2010
In the Know
To Be the Best
Priority No. 1: Safety
A Return to Firm Financial Footing
Places to Be
Facts on Gas
American Gas - May 2010