Operations & Safety



APGA represents America's publicly- and community-owned natural gas local distribution companies (LDCs). The safety of the systems, communities, and customers is our top priority.

APGA organizes member sharing events  and develops programs with a specific goal to improve the reliability, operational efficiency, and regulatory environment in which public gas systems operate

Our membership provides us with access to what’s going on in the industry as a whole, best practices that we review, evaluate and potentially implement, and learning a vast amount of information in one centralized location. APGA has been a vital tool for our utility.Jeff Thompson, Deputy City Manager & General Manager of Utilities for the City of Boerne, Texas

Best Practice Sharing

APGA members share their best practices on safety & operations through various committees and the System Operational Achievement Recognition (SOAR) program.

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Emergency Preparedness

APGA has created the Mutual Aid Program to allow utilities to provide and receive aid from natural gas system program participants from around the country.

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Compliance Tools

APGA has various tools such as the GOAL Program, public awareness materials, and Benchmarking Tool to help members stay in compliance with various regulations.

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Regulatory Advocacy

APGA engages on behalf of its members in activities such as the Pipeline Safety Reauthorization, PHMSA Advisory Bulletins, and federal comments to federal regulatory agencies.


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Conference & Webinars

APGA holds conferences and webinars that features speakers and panels of experts on topics such as integrity management, regulatory compliance, and new technology. 

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Membership Recognition

APGA recognizes operational excellence in the community-owned natural gas industry through its SOAR Program, Safety Contest, and Safety Management Excellence Award.

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Highlighted Organization

APGA Security and Integrity Foundation

Early in 2004, the APGA Board of Directors approved the necessary funding to create the APGA Security and Integrity Foundation (SIF). The APGA Security and Integrity Foundation (SIF), a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, is dedicated to promoting the security, operational integrity and safety of natural gas distribution and utilization facilities.

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