APGA Membership Dues Policy
APGA Public Natural Gas System Membership
You are eligible for APGA Public Natural Gas System Membership if your organization provides natural gas distribution services and if your natural gas distribution system is publicly- or community-owned. View system membership benefits at www.apga.org/aboutus/memberbenefits
Dues invoices are sent out in September and cover the following calendar year. 2024 Membership dues are:
- Public gas systems with 1 to 500 meters:
- Dues are set at the minimum rate of $445
- Small systems are automatically considered members
- Small systems may pay any amount or nothing
- Small systems are dropped as amember upon request
- Public gas systems with 501 to 60,000 meters:
- Dues are calculated at 89¢ per meter
- Dues range from $445.89 to $53,400
- Public gas systems with 60,001 to 200,000 meters:
- Public gas systems with 200,001 or more meters:
You are eligible for an Associate Membership
if your organization provides products and/or services for publicly owned natural gas distribution systems. 2024 Dues are a flat rate of $975. To join APGA, fill out this Associate Membership application
to send via email Sheila Deringis, Director of Membership, at email@example.com. View Associate Membership benefits as well as our National Sponsor program for associate members at www.apga.org/aboutus/memberbenefits
Joint Action Agency (JAA) Member
Dues for Joint Action Agency members are $7,500. If you are a Supplier or Joint Action Agency interested in becoming an APGA member, please contact Sheila Deringis, Director of Membership, to join APGA via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 202-464-2742.
Discount Dues for Joint Action Agency Members
If a Joint Action Agency collects and remits the dues for their system members, the system members with fewer than 60,000 meters will receive a 5% discount on their dues.
Limited membership is for investor or privately-owned natural gas distribution systems serving less than 25,000 customers. APGA Limited Membership provides an opportunity for small local distribution companies to cross share on operations and safety issues with operators of similar size and structure. The dues rate for limited members is calculated at 0.712 cents per meter.
If you are interested in becoming an APGA Limited Member, please contact Sheila Deringis, Director of Membership, to join APGA via email at email@example.com or by phone 202-464-2742. View Limited Membership benefits at www.apga.org/aboutus/memberbenefits
APGA Affiliate Organizations
You are eligible to be listed as an APGA Affiliate Organization in our directory if your organization is affiliated with the natural gas or energy industry and if your organization is a national or state association. Affiliate organizations pay no dues.
Prorating of Dues
New 2024 public gas system members with 500-60,000 customers who join during the year may have its initial dues prorated on the following schedule (Membership Effective Date of Prorated Level):
- January 1 – March 31 89¢ per meter
- April 1 – June 30 66.75¢ per meter (75%)
- July 1 – September 30 44.5¢ per meter (50%)
- October 1 – December 31 (2025 APGA Dues Rate)
JAA and Associate members may have their dues prorated similarly.
Complimentary Trial Membership
The Membership Committee may recommend, and the President may approve, a trial membership of up to three months to afford a potential member the opportunity to receive Public Gas News, have access to the website, and other APGA services.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org any questions to Sheila Deringis, Director of Membership, to join APGA!