American Public Gas Association

American Public Gas Association APGA is the not-for-profit nationwide association for publicly- and community-owned gas utilities and represents over 700 members in 36 states.

The American Public Gas Association (APGA) is The Voice and Choice of Public Gas in Washington, D.C.

The American Public Gas Association (APGA) is The Voice and Choice of Public Gas in Washington, D.C.

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APGA is saddened to hear of the passing of Carey Appling. Carey was well known in the gas industry and his company, Appl...
09/07/2021
Obituary for Carey Appling | Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services

APGA is saddened to hear of the passing of Carey Appling. Carey was well known in the gas industry and his company, Appling Boring Company, Inc., worked for many publicly-owned gas systems in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee over the years. A service for him will be held today, September 7, and you can view his obituary and funeral information at https://www.harrelsonfuneralhome.com/obituary/Carey-Appling

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APGA is pleased to announce that Ingevity will be joining our association as a Silver Flame National Sponsor.  The compa...
08/25/2021

APGA is pleased to announce that Ingevity will be joining our association as a Silver Flame National Sponsor. The company has developed an adsorbed natural gas (ANG) vehicle technology which is intended to provide a lower cost fueling option. More information on Ingevity can be found at https://www.ingevity.com/markets/adsorbed-natural-gas/

APGA is pleased to announce that Ingevity will be joining our association as a Silver Flame National Sponsor. The company has developed an adsorbed natural gas (ANG) vehicle technology which is intended to provide a lower cost fueling option. More information on Ingevity can be found at https://www.ingevity.com/markets/adsorbed-natural-gas/

Registration is now open for our APGA Fall Board and Committee Meetings and 2021 Operations Conference! Plan to join APG...
08/24/2021

Registration is now open for our APGA Fall Board and Committee Meetings and 2021 Operations Conference! Plan to join APGA on October 24-28 at The Guest House at Graceland Memphis, Tennessee, for these events. Go to https://www.apga.org/fallevent for agenda, registration, and location information.

Registration is now open for our APGA Fall Board and Committee Meetings and 2021 Operations Conference! Plan to join APGA on October 24-28 at The Guest House at Graceland Memphis, Tennessee, for these events. Go to https://www.apga.org/fallevent for agenda, registration, and location information.

Today, the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) turns 40 years old.  APGA supports #LIHEAP, a critical pro...
08/13/2021

Today, the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) turns 40 years old. APGA supports #LIHEAP, a critical program that serves the most vulnerable by reducing their #energy burden. Learn more about LIHEAP by following @theNEUAC on Twitter as they share information about the program throughout the day and like National Energy & Utility Affordability Coalition on Facebook.

Today, the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) turns 40 years old. APGA supports #LIHEAP, a critical program that serves the most vulnerable by reducing their #energy burden. Learn more about LIHEAP by following @theNEUAC on Twitter as they share information about the program throughout the day and like National Energy & Utility Affordability Coalition on Facebook.

Happy 8/11 Day! Contacting 811 before digging is the easiest way to avoid damaging buried utilities. For every project, ...
08/11/2021

Happy 8/11 Day! Contacting 811 before digging is the easiest way to avoid damaging buried utilities. For every project, every time, Call 811 Before You Dig a few days in advance. Spread the word this 8/11 Day and help keep your employees and communities safe! #Call811 #811Day

Happy 8/11 Day! Contacting 811 before digging is the easiest way to avoid damaging buried utilities. For every project, every time, Call 811 Before You Dig a few days in advance. Spread the word this 8/11 Day and help keep your employees and communities safe! #Call811 #811Day

Tomorrow is 8/11 Day (Aug. 11, or 8-1-1 on the calendar), and a great reminder to always Call 811 Before You Dig to ensu...
08/10/2021

Tomorrow is 8/11 Day (Aug. 11, or 8-1-1 on the calendar), and a great reminder to always Call 811 Before You Dig to ensure you don’t damage utilities buried underground. Whether you’re a professional excavator, an avid DIYer making your own home improvements, or if you’re hiring a contractor to complete projects – if your summer plans involve digging, they must include contacting 811! #Call811 #811Day

Tomorrow is 8/11 Day (Aug. 11, or 8-1-1 on the calendar), and a great reminder to always Call 811 Before You Dig to ensure you don’t damage utilities buried underground. Whether you’re a professional excavator, an avid DIYer making your own home improvements, or if you’re hiring a contractor to complete projects – if your summer plans involve digging, they must include contacting 811! #Call811 #811Day

APGA would like to thank all our volunteers who have served on our committees this past year, and specifically our 2020-...
07/28/2021

APGA would like to thank all our volunteers who have served on our committees this past year, and specifically our 2020-2021 Committee Chairs:
• Codes & Standards – Danny Manning, Sevier County Utility District, TN
• Direct-Use Task Group – Stephen Mayfield, City of Tallahassee, FL
• Editorial – Lori Bonilla, City of Mesa, AZ
• Gas Supply – John Zuk, Philadelphia Gas Works, PA
• Legislative Subcommittee – Rodney Dill, Municipal Gas Authority of GA
• Marketing & Sales – Alison Ragsdale, Sevier County Utility District, TN
• NGV – Brian Langille, Clearwater Gas System, FL
• Operations & Safety – Carl Smith, Greenville Utilities, NC
• Regulatory Subcommittee – Mark Nibaur, Austin Utilities, MN

APGA would like to thank all our volunteers who have served on our committees this past year, and specifically our 2020-2021 Committee Chairs:
• Codes & Standards – Danny Manning, Sevier County Utility District, TN
• Direct-Use Task Group – Stephen Mayfield, City of Tallahassee, FL
• Editorial – Lori Bonilla, City of Mesa, AZ
• Gas Supply – John Zuk, Philadelphia Gas Works, PA
• Legislative Subcommittee – Rodney Dill, Municipal Gas Authority of GA
• Marketing & Sales – Alison Ragsdale, Sevier County Utility District, TN
• NGV – Brian Langille, Clearwater Gas System, FL
• Operations & Safety – Carl Smith, Greenville Utilities, NC
• Regulatory Subcommittee – Mark Nibaur, Austin Utilities, MN

Congratulations to the winners of our 2021 APGA Awards:APGA Harry M. Cooke Personal Service Award: John Piazza, Southern...
07/27/2021

Congratulations to the winners of our 2021 APGA Awards:

APGA Harry M. Cooke Personal Service Award: John Piazza, Southern Cathodic Protection, Atlanta, GA

APGA Personal Achievement Award: Donnie Sharp, Huntsville Utilities, AL

RF Distinguished Service Award: Congratulations to... Don Suarez, Pensacola Energy, FL

J. Hardie Johnston Service Award Recipients: Tae Eaton, Paris-Henry Country Public Utility District, TN; Mike Gundersen, Elk River Public Utility District, TN; Doug Moser, Philadelphia Gas Works, PA; and, Owen Reeves, Henderson Municipal Gas, KY

APGA Public Gas System Achievement Award: Huntsville Utilities, AL

APGA Distinguished Service Award: John Leary, Gas Superintendent, Borough of Chambersburg, PA

APGA Safety Management Excellence Award: City of Vernon - California (Vernon Public Utilities, Gas Division, CA)

APGA Marketing & Sales Award winners: First Place: Interior Gas Utility, AK; Second Place: Tallahassee Natural Gas Department, FL; and, Third Place: Philadelphia Gas Works, PA

Read all about the 2021 APGA Awards here: https://www.apga.org/annualconference/2021awards

The second day of our 2021 APGA Annual Conference kicked off with a full house listening to an update on the current Adm...
07/27/2021

The second day of our 2021 APGA Annual Conference kicked off with a full house listening to an update on the current Administration's energy policies from Christine Tezak of ClearView Energy Partners, LLC.

The second day of our 2021 APGA Annual Conference kicked off with a full house listening to an update on the current Administration's energy policies from Christine Tezak of ClearView Energy Partners, LLC.

07/26/2021

Congratulations to City Utilities of Springfield, MO on their 2021 APGA BRONZE System Operational Achievement Recognition (SOAR) Award win! To achieve bronze status, a system must get 80-89% of all possible points. More about SOAR: https://www.apga.org/programs/soar

Congratulations to Richmond Va Department of Public Utilities, VA,  on their 2021 APGA BRONZE System Operational Achieve...
07/26/2021

Congratulations to Richmond Va Department of Public Utilities, VA, on their 2021 APGA BRONZE System Operational Achievement Recognition (SOAR) Award win! To achieve bronze status, a system must get 80-89% of all possible points. More about SOAR: https://www.apga.org/programs/soar

Congratulations to Middle Tennessee Natural Gas Utility District, TN, on their 2021 APGA BRONZE System Operational Achie...
07/26/2021

Congratulations to Middle Tennessee Natural Gas Utility District, TN, on their 2021 APGA BRONZE System Operational Achievement Recognition (SOAR) Award win! To achieve bronze status, a system must get 80-89% of all possible points. More about SOAR: https://www.apga.org/programs/soar

Congratulations to Fort Pierce Public Utilities, FL, on their 2021 APGA BRONZE System Operational Achievement Recognitio...
07/26/2021

Congratulations to Fort Pierce Public Utilities, FL, on their 2021 APGA BRONZE System Operational Achievement Recognition (SOAR) Award win! To achieve bronze status, a system must get 80-89% of all possible points. More about SOAR: https://www.apga.org/programs/soar

Congratulations to Corinth Gas & Water Department, MS, on their 2021 APGA BRONZE System Operational Achievement Recognit...
07/26/2021

Congratulations to Corinth Gas & Water Department, MS, on their 2021 APGA BRONZE System Operational Achievement Recognition (SOAR) Award win! To achieve bronze status, a system must get 80-89% of all possible points. More about SOAR: https://www.apga.org/programs/soar

Congratulations to Clearwater Gas System, FL, on their 2021 APGA BRONZE System Operational Achievement Recognition (SOAR...
07/26/2021

Congratulations to Clearwater Gas System, FL, on their 2021 APGA BRONZE System Operational Achievement Recognition (SOAR) Award win! To achieve bronze status, a system must get 80-89% of all possible points. More about SOAR: https://www.apga.org/programs/soar

Congratulations to Chester County Natural Gas Authority, SC, on their 2021 APGA BRONZE System Operational Achievement Re...
07/26/2021

Congratulations to Chester County Natural Gas Authority, SC, on their 2021 APGA BRONZE System Operational Achievement Recognition (SOAR) Award win! To achieve bronze status, a system must get 80-89% of all possible points. More about SOAR: https://www.apga.org/programs/soar

Congratulations to Austin Utilities, MN, on their 2021 APGA BRONZE System Operational Achievement Recognition (SOAR) Awa...
07/26/2021

Congratulations to Austin Utilities, MN, on their 2021 APGA BRONZE System Operational Achievement Recognition (SOAR) Award win! To achieve bronze status, a system must get 80-89% of all possible points. More about SOAR: https://www.apga.org/programs/soar

Congratulations to Scottsboro Water, Sewer, and Gas Board, AL, on their 2021 APGA SILVER System Operational Achievement ...
07/26/2021

Congratulations to Scottsboro Water, Sewer, and Gas Board, AL, on their 2021 APGA SILVER System Operational Achievement Recognition (SOAR) Award win! To achieve silver status, a system must get 90-96% of all possible points. More about SOAR: https://www.apga.org/programs/soar

Congratulations to Scottsboro Water, Sewer, and Gas Board, AL, on their 2021 APGA SILVER System Operational Achievement Recognition (SOAR) Award win! To achieve silver status, a system must get 90-96% of all possible points. More about SOAR: https://www.apga.org/programs/soar

Congratulations to City of Las Cruces Government, NM, on their 2021 APGA SILVER System Operational Achievement Recogniti...
07/26/2021

Congratulations to City of Las Cruces Government, NM, on their 2021 APGA SILVER System Operational Achievement Recognition (SOAR) Award win! To achieve silver status, a system must get 90-96% of all possible points. More about SOAR: https://www.apga.org/programs/soar

Congratulations to City of Las Cruces Government, NM, on their 2021 APGA SILVER System Operational Achievement Recognition (SOAR) Award win! To achieve silver status, a system must get 90-96% of all possible points. More about SOAR: https://www.apga.org/programs/soar

Congratulations to City of Ellensburg, WA Government, on their 2021 APGA SILVER System Operational Achievement Recogniti...
07/26/2021

Congratulations to City of Ellensburg, WA Government, on their 2021 APGA SILVER System Operational Achievement Recognition (SOAR) Award win! To achieve silver status, a system must get 90-96% of all possible points. More about SOAR: https://www.apga.org/programs/soar

Congratulations to City of Watertown Municipal Utilities Department, SD, on their 2021 APGA SILVER System Operational Ac...
07/26/2021

Congratulations to City of Watertown Municipal Utilities Department, SD, on their 2021 APGA SILVER System Operational Achievement Recognition (SOAR) Award win! To achieve silver status, a system must get 90-96% of all possible points. More about SOAR: https://www.apga.org/programs/soar

Congratulations to Midwest Energy, Inc., KS  on their 2021 APGA SILVER System Operational Achievement Recognition (SOAR)...
07/26/2021

Congratulations to Midwest Energy, Inc., KS on their 2021 APGA SILVER System Operational Achievement Recognition (SOAR) Award win! To achieve silver status, a system must get 90-96% of all possible points. More about SOAR: https://www.apga.org/programs/soar

07/26/2021

Congratulations to Knoxville Utilities Board, TN, on their 2021 APGA GOLD System Operational Achievement Recognition (SOAR) Award win! To achieve gold SOAR status, a system must get 97-100% of all possible points. More about SOAR: https://www.apga.org/programs/soar

07/26/2021

Congratulations to Greenville Utilities Commission, NC, on their 2021 APGA GOLD System Operational Achievement Recognition (SOAR) Award win. To achieve gold SOAR status, a system must get 97-100% of all possible points. More about SOAR: https://www.apga.org/programs/soar

07/26/2021

This week we will be honoring our 2021 APGA System Operational Achievement Recognition (SOAR) Award winners! First up, let's congratulate the City of Rocky Mount, NC Gov. Offices for their Gold SOAR Award! To achieve gold SOAR status, a system must get 97-100% of all possible points. More about SOAR: https://www.apga.org/programs/soar

Our 2021 APGA Annual Conference is off and running! APGA's Chairman John Leary of Borough of Chambersburg, PA, kicked of...
07/26/2021

Our 2021 APGA Annual Conference is off and running! APGA's Chairman John Leary of Borough of Chambersburg, PA, kicked off the conference with an association update after Borough of Chambersburg's Jon Mason sang the National Anthem.

Congratulations to all 38 winners of the 2021 APGA Safety Contest! These public natural gas systems highlight the dedica...
07/07/2021

Congratulations to all 38 winners of the 2021 APGA Safety Contest! These public natural gas systems highlight the dedication of APGA members to maintaining the highest safety standard within their system and their communities. Among the winning systems, the Town of Rangely, Colorado will be receiving an award for meeting the criteria to win the safety contest five years in a row. In addition, City Of Fort Morgan will be receiving an award for meeting that criteria ten years in a row.

View winners: https://www.apga.org/programs/awards/safetycontest

Congrats to City of Vernon - California, Easton Utilities, City of Ellensburg, WA Government, Scottsboro Water, Sewer, and Gas Board, C**n Rapids Municipal Utilities, Decatur Utilities, Decatur Alabama, Interior Gas Utility, Henderson Municipal Gas, Austin Utilities, City Government of Wilson, NC, Chester County Natural Gas Authority, York County Natural Gas Authority, DPU - City of Orangeburg, Paris Henry County Public Utility District, Lake Apopka Natural Gas District, City of Lawrenceville, Midwest Energy, Inc., City Utilities of Springfield, MO, Greenville Utilities Commission, Metropolitan Utilities District, City of Hamilton, Ohio - City Hall, Jefferson Cocke County Utility District, and all the winners!

Congratulations to all 38 winners of the 2021 APGA Safety Contest! These public natural gas systems highlight the dedication of APGA members to maintaining the highest safety standard within their system and their communities. Among the winning systems, the Town of Rangely, Colorado will be receiving an award for meeting the criteria to win the safety contest five years in a row. In addition, City Of Fort Morgan will be receiving an award for meeting that criteria ten years in a row.

View winners: https://www.apga.org/programs/awards/safetycontest

Congrats to City of Vernon - California, Easton Utilities, City of Ellensburg, WA Government, Scottsboro Water, Sewer, and Gas Board, C**n Rapids Municipal Utilities, Decatur Utilities, Decatur Alabama, Interior Gas Utility, Henderson Municipal Gas, Austin Utilities, City Government of Wilson, NC, Chester County Natural Gas Authority, York County Natural Gas Authority, DPU - City of Orangeburg, Paris Henry County Public Utility District, Lake Apopka Natural Gas District, City of Lawrenceville, Midwest Energy, Inc., City Utilities of Springfield, MO, Greenville Utilities Commission, Metropolitan Utilities District, City of Hamilton, Ohio - City Hall, Jefferson Cocke County Utility District, and all the winners!

Last week APGA staff was happy to share an update on #energy policies with the Kentucky Gas Association.  At this event,...
06/11/2021
APGA Presents to Kentucky Gas Association

Last week APGA staff was happy to share an update on #energy policies with the Kentucky Gas Association. At this event, the importance of #naturalgas in being in legislation and regulation was highlighted. #Natgas has a role in America‘s clean energy future. More: https://www.apga.org/blogs/stuart-saulters/2021/06/10/apga-presents-to-kentucky-gas-association

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