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August 14, 2003

DOE Holds Natural Gas Forums

As part of DOE's Smart Energy Campaign, several regional energy forums are taking place across the country. At one such forum on August 14th-DOE's Regional Natural Gas Forum in St. Paul, Minnesota-David Garman, Assistant Secretary of Energy for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, encouraged energy conservation as one solution to impending natural gas shortages. Garman also stated the importance of increasing the production and storage of natural gas. For more of David Garman's remarks to the Natural Gas Forum see the DOE press release.

DOE also held a Regional Natural Gas Forums in Phoenix, Arizona, on August 19th and in Manchester, New Hampshire, on August 21st.