www.apga.org APGA Newshttp://www.apga.orgen-usCopyright 2014 www.apga.orgSat, 01 Nov 2014 12:09:05 AM CDT<![CDATA[Middle Tennessee Utility District Merges with Upper Cumberland Gas Utility District ]]>http://www.apga.org/i4a/pages/headlinedetails.cfm?id=2217 Middle Tennessee Utility District (MTUD) has merged with the Upper Cumberland Gas Utility District.  Under the merger agreement, MTUD remains as the surviving utility and modifies its legal name slightly to Middle Tennessee Natural Gas Utility District (MTNG), which will serve a 22 county]]>30-Oct-14<![CDATA[APGA Sends Letter to Governors of the Federal Reserve System on Issue Impacting Tax-Exempt Financing]]>http://www.apga.org/i4a/pages/headlinedetails.cfm?id=2218 On October 30, APGA sent letters to the Governors of the Board of the Federal Reserve System addressing a rule the Federal Reserve unanimously adopted in September that establishes new liquidity standards for large banks.  The rule requires banks with at least $250 billion in assets to me]]>30-Oct-14<![CDATA[Congratulations Greer Commission of Public Works!]]>http://www.apga.org/i4a/pages/headlinedetails.cfm?id=2219 APGA would like to congratulate Greer Commission of Public Works (GCPW) in South Carolina for being awarded the Emily Hall Tremaine Government Energy Leadership Award. This award was presented to GCPW on October 27 by Jennifer Satterthwaite, Public Information Coordinator for the South Carolin]]>30-Oct-14<![CDATA[APGA Signs Combined Heat and Power Support Letter]]>http://www.apga.org/i4a/pages/headlinedetails.cfm?id=2220 On October 27, APGA signed a letter of support for combined heat and power (CHP) and waste heat to power (WHP) as valuable tools to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. APGA asserts that the administration must recognize the benefits of CHP and WHP and establish a national goal to encourage greate]]>30-Oct-14<![CDATA[DOE Proposes Water Heater Rule]]>http://www.apga.org/i4a/pages/headlinedetails.cfm?id=2221 On October 21, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) initiated a rulemaking to consider amending the energy conservation standards for commercial water heaters, hot water supply boilers, and unfired hot water storage tanks—also known as commercial water heating equipment. The notice seeks ]]>30-Oct-14<![CDATA[EPA Updates Energy Star Rebate Finder ]]>http://www.apga.org/i4a/pages/headlinedetails.cfm?id=2222 The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently updated their ENERGY STAR Rebate Finder to now include the ability to search by zip code and/or product option and to filter by utility option. The Rebate Finder can be found at www.energystar.g]]>30-Oct-14<![CDATA[2014 APGA Management Salary Survey Results Are Now Available]]>http://www.apga.org/i4a/pages/headlinedetails.cfm?id=2223 APGA is pleased to provide members with the opportunity to purchase the results of the 2014 Management Salary Survey. This survey is an important tool for gas systems that need to know competitive prices for various management positions within their system.

This salary survey is jus]]>30-Oct-14<![CDATA[Anheuser-Busch to Replace Diesel Fleet with CNG Trucks ]]>http://www.apga.org/i4a/pages/headlinedetails.cfm?id=2224 Anheuser-Busch, one of the nation’s largest beer distributors, announced that it was converting all 66 diesel trucks in its Houston fleet to compressed natural gas (CNG).  The Houston fleet shipped an estimate]]>30-Oct-14<![CDATA[EIA Reports Storage Increase of 87 Bcf to Put Working Gas Storage at 3,480 Bcf]]>http://www.apga.org/i4a/pages/headlinedetails.cfm?id=2225 Here is the weekly EIA Summary Report issued on Thursday, October 30, 2014, which reports the week’s storage report highlights for Friday, October 24, 2014. An 87 Bcf increase has been reported.

Summary

Working gas in storage was 3,480 Bcf as of Friday, October 24, ]]>30-Oct-14<![CDATA[APGA Speaks at DIMP Workshop]]>http://www.apga.org/i4a/pages/headlinedetails.cfm?id=2226 On October 27, APGA Vice President of Operations John Erickson spoke at a Distribution Integrity Management Program (DIMP) workshop in Fort Worth, Texas, sponsored by the American Gas Association. The one and one-half-day workshop featured government and industry experts discussing findings fr]]>30-Oct-14<![CDATA[EIA Study Shows Exports Cause Natural Gas Price to More than Double]]>http://www.apga.org/i4a/pages/headlinedetails.cfm?id=2227 On October 29, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) released a study on the price impacts of exporting liquefied natural gas (LNG) titled, “Effect of Increased Levels of Liquefied Natural Gas Exports on U.S. Energy Markets.”

The EIA study was ordered by the Depart]]>30-Oct-14