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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Enrollment for the 2022 System Operational Achievement Recognition (SOAR) program is now open through March 4, 2022! SOA...
01/07/2022

Enrollment for the 2022 System Operational Achievement Recognition (SOAR) program is now open through March 4, 2022! SOAR recognition is awarded to American Public Gas Association natural gas system members that epitomize operational excellence. More at https://www.apga.org/blogs/simon-cook/2022/01/06/2022-soar-enrollment-now-open

Enrollment for the 2022 System Operational Achievement Recognition (SOAR) program is now open through March 4, 2022! SOAR recognition is awarded to American Public Gas Association natural gas system members that epitomize operational excellence. More at https://www.apga.org/blogs/simon-cook/2022/01/06/2022-soar-enrollment-now-open

APGA wishes our members and their customers a very happy start to the #NewYear!
01/01/2022

APGA wishes our members and their customers a very happy start to the #NewYear!

APGA wishes our members and their customers a very happy start to the #NewYear!

APGA wishes you and your loved ones a joyous Christmas!
12/25/2021

APGA wishes you and your loved ones a joyous Christmas!

APGA wishes you and your loved ones a joyous Christmas!

APGA's 2022 Legislative Summit and Winter Board & Committee Meetings are fast approaching! Please make plans to join us ...
12/06/2021
Home - APGA Winter Event

APGA's 2022 Legislative Summit and Winter Board & Committee Meetings are fast approaching! Please make plans to join us on January 23-26 in Washington D.C. and book your room by January 3 at the Phoenix Park Hotel to ensure the APGA attendee room rate. Registration, hotel information, and more can be found at https://www.apga.org/winterevent/home

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APGA has two upcoming webinars next week for our members! Visit www.apga.org/webinars to register and are free for membe...
12/02/2021

APGA has two upcoming webinars next week for our members! Visit www.apga.org/webinars to register and are free for members to attend. Do not miss December 7's PHMSA Modernization Grant Program webinar which will go over details of the program passed in the Infrastructure & Jobs Act and December 9's webinar on the RNG market overview by GreenGasUSA's CEO Marc Fetten & ANG Technology overview by Ingevity's Managing Director Robert Friedman.

APGA has two upcoming webinars next week for our members! Visit www.apga.org/webinars to register and are free for members to attend. Do not miss December 7's PHMSA Modernization Grant Program webinar which will go over details of the program passed in the Infrastructure & Jobs Act and December 9's webinar on the RNG market overview by GreenGasUSA's CEO Marc Fetten & ANG Technology overview by Ingevity's Managing Director Robert Friedman.

Happy Thanksgiving! As the only national organization for publicly- and community-owned natural gas systems, APGA is tha...
11/25/2021

Happy Thanksgiving! As the only national organization for publicly- and community-owned natural gas systems, APGA is thankful for every one of our members and the critical role they play in providing affordable and reliable energy to your communities.

Happy Thanksgiving! As the only national organization for publicly- and community-owned natural gas systems, APGA is thankful for every one of our members and the critical role they play in providing affordable and reliable energy to your communities.

APGA would like to thank our members who have served our country and now serve their community on this Veterans Day.
11/11/2021

APGA would like to thank our members who have served our country and now serve their community on this Veterans Day.

APGA would like to thank our members who have served our country and now serve their community on this Veterans Day.

APGA President & CEO Dave Schryver was pleased to be in attendance for York County Natural Gas Authority’s opening of th...
11/04/2021

APGA President & CEO Dave Schryver was pleased to be in attendance for York County Natural Gas Authority’s opening of their new showroom featuring #naturalgas appliances for homes including logs, fireplaces, space heaters, grills, and water heaters (both tank and tankless).

APGA Operations & Safety Committee Chair Jocelyn McInturff of Knoxville Utilities Board officially kicked off our 2021 O...
10/26/2021

APGA Operations & Safety Committee Chair Jocelyn McInturff of Knoxville Utilities Board officially kicked off our 2021 Operations Conference in Memphis, Tenn., today along with a warm welcome from Nick Newman of Memphis Light, Gas & Water (MLGW) - the conference's host utility.

APGA is proud to have Alonzo Weaver, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Memphis Light, Gas & Water (ML...
10/25/2021

APGA is proud to have Alonzo Weaver, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Memphis Light, Gas & Water (MLGW) (left) as our 2021-2022 Chairman of the Board of Directors. Alonzo thanked John Leary, Gas Superintendent for the Borough of Chambersburg, PA, for his successful tenure as APGA's 2020-2021 Chairman. John passed him the gavel at our Fall Board & Committee Meetings in Memphis, TN.

APGA is proud to have Alonzo Weaver, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Memphis Light, Gas & Water (MLGW) (left) as our 2021-2022 Chairman of the Board of Directors. Alonzo thanked John Leary, Gas Superintendent for the Borough of Chambersburg, PA, for his successful tenure as APGA's 2020-2021 Chairman. John passed him the gavel at our Fall Board & Committee Meetings in Memphis, TN.

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and the theme is 'Do Your Part. Be Cyber Smart.' APGA's members work hard to m...
10/05/2021
Cybersecurity Awareness Month | CISA

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and the theme is 'Do Your Part. Be Cyber Smart.' APGA's members work hard to mitigate cyber threats to ensure you get the energy you need and will definitely be checking out www.staysafeonline.org & www.cisa.gov/cybersecurity-awareness-month. You should too! #CybersecurityAwarenessMonth #BeCyberSmart

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It is Public Natural Gas Week! Find out more about publicly owned natural gas utilities: https://youtube.com/watch?v=SnH...
10/04/2021
Value of Public Gas Systems

It is Public Natural Gas Week! Find out more about publicly owned natural gas utilities: https://youtube.com/watch?v=SnHcIl9cTiA #PNGW

There are over 1000 publicly-owned natural gas systems in the United States. A public gas system gives a community local control over how gas is provided to ...

Today we kick off 2021's Public Natural Gas Week (October 3-9). #PNGW is a nationwide observance to honor the work and i...
10/03/2021

Today we kick off 2021's Public Natural Gas Week (October 3-9). #PNGW is a nationwide observance to honor the work and importance of locally-owned public #naturalgas systems.

Today we kick off 2021's Public Natural Gas Week (October 3-9). #PNGW is a nationwide observance to honor the work and importance of locally-owned public #naturalgas systems.

Make plans to join us for APGA's Fall Board & Committee Meetings and 2021 Operations Conference this October 24-28 in Me...
09/27/2021

Make plans to join us for APGA's Fall Board & Committee Meetings and 2021 Operations Conference this October 24-28 in Memphis, Tenn. Our Operations Conference is a one-of-a-kind event supports the community-owned natural gas utility operations, engineering, and management professionals in their quest to keep bettering themselves and their utility. Book your room at The Guest House at Graceland by this Friday, October 1! Go to https://lnkd.in/exxPbjnZ for agenda, registration, and location information.

Make plans to join us for APGA's Fall Board & Committee Meetings and 2021 Operations Conference this October 24-28 in Memphis, Tenn. Our Operations Conference is a one-of-a-kind event supports the community-owned natural gas utility operations, engineering, and management professionals in their quest to keep bettering themselves and their utility. Book your room at The Guest House at Graceland by this Friday, October 1! Go to https://lnkd.in/exxPbjnZ for agenda, registration, and location information.

Did you know... 2021 Public Natural Gas Week will be October 3-9? #PNGW is a nationwide observance to honor the work and...
09/21/2021

Did you know... 2021 Public Natural Gas Week will be October 3-9? #PNGW is a nationwide observance to honor the work and importance of locally-owned public #naturalgas systems.

Did you know... 2021 Public Natural Gas Week will be October 3-9? #PNGW is a nationwide observance to honor the work and importance of locally-owned public #naturalgas systems.

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

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Today’s Virtual Leadership Form ended with a discussion about the current state and local trend toward decarbonization with AHRI VP of Public Affairs Francis Dietz and guests from Urban Green Council, American Public Gas Association, NRDC, and Consumer Energy Alliance. Session sponsored by Intertek. #AHRILeadership
M.U.D. employees know just how important #STEM curriculum is. We use Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics every day to provide natural gas and water to the communities we serve. Happy #STEMDay 🔬💻📐🔢 American Water Works Association American Public Gas Association
Our member, Ingevity, has a great piece up in the American Public Gas Association publication, The Source, on the key role renewable & adsorbed natural gas should have in our green energy future! It's important we leverage many kinds of #CleanEnergy solutions! https://www.thesource-digital.com/pgaq/0421_winter_2021/MobilePagedArticle.action?articleId=1733930#articleId1733930
Doug Ward will be speaking at this week’s American Public Gas Association Operations Conference in Memphis, TN. He will be discussing “Analytics-Driven ALD Technology Helping Gas Utilities Address Network Risks and Emissions” on Wednesday, October 27 from 1-1:45 PM CST. Don’t miss it! https://bit.ly/2XJNSLs #APGA21 #Picarro #NaturalGas
Every day, hundreds of people work to bring electric and natural gas service to your homes and businesses. We're celebrating all the people behind your power this week. 🎉 American Public Power Association American Public Gas Association American Gas Association #publicpower #publicpowerweek #publicnaturalgasweek
CELEBRATE PUBLIC NATURAL GAS UTILITIES! Public Natural Gas Utilities fuel their communities with jobs, economic development, and the clean, efficient, affordable, and reliable energy their customers want. Check out this video below for more info! American Public Gas Association #naturalgas #publicutilities
It's Public Natural Gas Week! 👷🏽👷🏽‍♀️ Today, and everyday, we thank our loyal employees for providing quality service to our valued customers throughout three counties in Northwest Florida. #PNGW #naturalgas Florida Natural Gas Association American Public Gas Association Southern Gas Association
CELEBRATE PUBLIC UTILITIES! This week, we celebrate both Public Power Week and Public Natural Gas Week. Public owned utilities provide many benefits for their customers, including local control, competitive costs, economic benefits to the community, and greater focus on customer service. We'll be posting more about public utility benefits throughout the week, but to learn more, visit our friends at American Public Power Association and American Public Gas Association. publicpower.org apga.org #publicpower #publicgas #publicutilities
Happy Public Natural Gas AND Public Power Week! We'll be sharing fun facts and videos all week, and today we kick it off with a video from our friends at the American Public Gas Association. There are approximately 1,000 public gas systems nationwide, and GUC is one of them! Check this out http://bit.ly/1Li7E1i
We're celebrating #PublicNaturalGasWeek by saying thank you to our wonderful customers with a reminder that we work for you, and #WeWorkForPhilly. American Public Gas Association #NatGas
Our (Welker) blue suede shoes are ready... We'll see you at Graceland in 4 weeks for the American Public Gas Association's Operations Conference. If you'll be there too, we'd love to visit with you. Stop by our booth and say hi! Haven't registered yet? Sign up here https://community.apga.org/fallevent/conference · · · #Welker #OdorEyes #AmericanPublicGasAssociation #NatGas #NaturalGas #NaturalGasIndustry #Odorization #Odorisation #NaturalGasSafety #NatGasSafety #Safety #IndustryExperts #IndustryKnowledge #TeachingAndLearning #LearningExperience #Tradeshow #TheGuestHouseAtGraceland #Graceland #MemphisTennessee The Guest House at Graceland
Joy & Enthusiasm That's what we're expressing on National Punctuation Day because we are excited for the 2 conferences happening next month! ‼ Visit Welker at the Southern Gas Association Natural Gas Conference & Expo October 17–20. https://southerngas.org/event/natural-gas-connect/ ‼ If you miss us in North Carolina, visit us in Memphis October 25–28 at the American Public Gas Association Operations Conference. https://community.apga.org/fallevent/conference · · · #Welker #OdorEyes #NationalPunctuationDay #SGA2021NGCE #SouthernGasAssociation #AmericanPublicGasAssociation #NatGas #NaturalGas #NaturalGasIndustry #NatGasSafety #NaturalGasSafety #Safety #Odorization #Odorisation #IndustryKnowledge #LearningExperience #Tradeshow