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White Paper 2022 Toolkit

Natural Gas: Leading the Damage Prevention Industry

In this White Paper, CGA analyzes its primary research of natural gas owners and operators to provide insight into the ways this stakeholder group can leverage its expertise to contribute to systemic improvements in U.S. damage prevention. The goal of the key takeaways detailed in the following pages is to help natural gas owners/operators, as well as the entire damage prevention industry, better understand the steps they can take to improve damage prevention efficiency and drive down damages.

We would like to thank our natural gas distribution partners for their collaboration on this important research, their unique perspectives on the challenges and opportunities present in the industry and their continued commitment to damage prevention. CGA has created resources to support stakeholders' use and understanding of the publication.

Presentation Deck

CGA has created a presentation deck highlighting key takeaways and insights from the 2022 White Paper for downloading and use.

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Below are the graphs from the CGA White Paper 2022 for downloading.

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CGA’s analysis includes both quantitative (survey) and qualitative (one-on-one interviews) studies with natural gas stakeholders.
  • Survey: 178 U.S.-based employees in the natural gas industry completed an online survey designed to measure their awareness of safe digging practices, their views around damage prevention and the challenges in the industry that they believe contribute to damages.
    • Participants: Natural gas industry analysts, managers, directors and others operating in damage prevention, safety, operations and other departments.
  • One-on-one interviews: Fifteen decision-makers from natural gas distribution companies participated in interviews to understand the factors that contribute to their organizations’ decisions around damage prevention, perceived causes of damages to facilities and their general awareness of 811.
    • Participants: Managers and C-level executives at natural gas distribution companies.

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