Natural Gas Distribution

Overview

The 2,500 natural gas local distribution companies (LDCs) in the US supply gas for residential usage, commercial usage, industrial usage, and electric power generation. The operations and financial performance of a natural gas distributor are highly dependent on the regulatory structure in which the company operates.

Threat of Accidents Due to Natural Disasters or Terrorist Acts

Natural disasters are always a threat to assets and operations.

Expanding Use for Electric Power Production

Environmental concerns about greenhouse gas emissions is causing many power producers to begin replacing the coal burning plants with alternatives.