Any restrictions or outright bans on natural gas would have severe implications for the U.S. agricultural sector and the nation’s food supply, the American Gas Association (AGA) warned in a  new study.


As policymakers across the world weigh the role of fossil fuels in the energy transition and more localities across the United States impose bans on certain uses for natural gas, AGA stressed that natural gas plays a central role in agriculture that can’t be overlooked. 

“There is a direct connection between the availability of low-cost natural gas and the cost of food on store shelves in every state across our nation,” said AGA CEO Karen Harbert.

American farmers rely on natural gas for fertilizer. It also provides fuel to run equipment and helps to power food storage...