EAP Report – Annual Winter Reliability Industry Assessment

Nov 1, 2019Advocacy & Education

November 1, 2019: Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission
Annual Winter Reliability Assessment


The Energy Association of Pennsylvania represents the interests of its Member Natural Gas Distribution Companies:

  • Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania
  • Leatherstocking Gas Company, LLC
  • National Fuel Gas Distribution Corp.
  • PECO
  • Peoples Natural Gas Company LLC
  • Peoples Gas Company
  • Philadelphia Gas Works
  • Pike County Light & Power Company
  • UGI Utilities, Inc. – Gas Division
  • Valley Energy

Distributing natural gas to over three million residential, commercial and industrial customers in Pennsylvania

How Gas is Delivered

  • Extracted from wells and moved from collection point into gathering system for sale into the wholesale market
    • Includes processing facility where natural gas is purified and useful by-products such as propane and butane are removed
  • Moved into transmission system using compressors
    • counteracts friction that is created when gas is moved through steel pipe
  • Transported by midstream companies to utility’s delivery point (“city gate”) or to upstream storage
    • Pressure reduced
    • Odorant added
  • Moved into utility’s distribution pipeline and delivered through individual service lines to customer
    • pressure further reduced for delivery

Supply and Demand – Winter 2019-2020
(all natural gas volumes in billions of cubic feet)


Expected Demand 223.8 Bcf
Expected Supply
Flowing Interstate Gas 130.1
Storage Withdrawals 88.3
Local Production 3.5
Peak Shaving 1.9
TOTAL 223.8


Please direct any questions or requests for more information to Nicole Luciano by email or phone at (717) 901-0604.