Natural Gas Distribution: 2002
2002 Economic Census
Issued October 2004
U.S. Department of Commerce
Economics and Statistics Administration
U.S. CENSUS BUREAU
This report was prepared in the Service Sector Statistics Division under the direction of Bobby E.
Russell, Assistant Division Chief for Census Programs. Planning, management, and coordination of this
report were under the supervision of Steven M. Roman, Chief, Utilities and Financial Census Branch,
assisted by Steven L. Barron, Amy R. Houtz, Faye A. Jacobs, Pamela J. Palmer, Maria A.
Poschinger, and Vannah L. Beatty. Primary staff assistance was provided by Diane M. Carodiskey,
Sandra K. Creech, Andrew N. Lampton, Douglas A. Smyly, and Erick G. Wicks.
Mathematical and statistical techniques, as well as the coverage operations were provided by Ruth E.
Detlefsen, Assistant Division Chief for Research and Methodology, assisted by Scot A. Dahl, Leader,
Census/Current Integration Group, with staff assistance from Samson A. Adeshiyan and Anthony G.
Eddie J. Salyers, Assistant Division Chief of Economic Planning and Coordination Division, was
responsible for overseeing the editing and tabulation procedures and the interactive analytical software.
Dennis Shoemaker and Kim Wortman, Special Assistants, John D. Ward, Chief, Analytical Branch,
and Brandy L. Yarbrough, Chief, Edit Branch, were responsible for developing the systems and
procedures for data collection, editing, review, and correction. Donna L. Hambric, Chief of the
Economic Planning Staff, was responsible for overseeing the systems and information for dissemination.
Douglas J. Miller, Chief, Tables and Dissemination Branch, assisted by Lisa Aispuro, Jamie Fleming,
Keith Fuller, Andrew W. Hait, and Kathy G. Padgett were responsible for developing the data
dissemination systems and procedures. The Geography Division staff, Robert LaMacchia, Chief,
developed geographic coding procedures and associated computer programs.
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