American Gas - August/September 2014 - (Page 1)
VOLUME 96 NUMBER 7
F E A T U R E S
Building for the Future
EDITED BY RICHARD SINE
At the recent AGA Financial
Forum, new AGA board members
gathered to discuss the state of
their industry. Their strong sense
of optimism was tempered with
a realistic assessment of the risks
and challenges they face in
sustaining growth in the
Cover Story 22
The Aging Workforce
BY PETER LOUCH, KEN MALL,
AND ROYCE KOSOFF
Utilities face the retirement of a
large portion of their workforce in
the near future. In this collection of
articles, experts weigh in on how
companies can plan for this change
while retaining critical know-how.
Plus: An update on AGA's
Operating On and Off the
Cow-Powered Gas and
Electricity, Too 16
Digest 8 Texas provides incentives for alternative-fuel vehicles; companies invest $120 billion in LNG
projects; Penske adds 85 CNG
semi-tractors to its ﬂeet; and more.
A project signals the renaissance of
"district energy" systems.
President's Message 2
Having the vision not only to see
beyond the horizon but also to chart
a path there requires acumen and
audacity-in equal measure.
* New technology could allow for
smaller tanks and larger driving
* Washington Gas gets the nod
for accelerated pipeline
* U.S. utilities are well-positioned to
handle a rise in interest rates.
* Dollars pour into funds that invest
in drillers, pipelines, and utilities.
* Employee saves a man overwhelmed by carbon monoxide.
By the Numbers 14
CHP to grow worldwide-especially
in emerging markets.
In an effort to enhance reliability between the gas and electric
industries, FERC has initiated
several rulemakings and individual
proceedings. By Lori Traweek
New Hampshire 18
A utility rewards washing
technology that could drastically
curtail natural gas use.
New Jersey 19
Third--party suppliers sent bills
sky-high, authorities say.
Subject Index 4
New York 20
Buildings in New York City shift
from fuel oil to natural gas.
Ad Index 35
Vendor News 36
For PG&E, earning dual certifications
helped focus the company on building a safety culture in the wake of a
tragic accident. Nick Stavropoulos
CO V E R , A N D A B O V E:
COVER ILLUSTRATION BY LORENZO PETRANTONI
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