Membership Benefits & Pricing

APGA is the only not-for-profit trade organization representing America's publicly owned natural gas local distribution companies (LDCs). APGA represents the interests of public gas before Congress, federal agencies and other energy-related stakeholders by developing regulatory and legislative policies that further the goals of our members.

In addition, APGA organizes meetings, seminars, and workshops with the specific goal to improve the reliability, operational efficiency, and regulatory environment in which public gas systems operate.

Below is an overview of APGA's membership benefits for publicly-owned and community-owned natural gas systems and companies that provides services to the community-owned natural gas industry (associate members). To view all membership categories, please visit

"By joining together with other public gas systems, we all have more influence in the important matters impacting public gas systems and the customers we serve." - Arthur Corbin, President of the Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia

Public Gas System Membership

APGA members are natural gas systems that are owned by and accountable to the citizens they serve. We advocate on behalf of our members helping them strengthen their systems by providing access to the latest industry trends on safety standards, competitiveness, regulations and other important issues that affect their system.

Benefits of membership:

  • Ability to guide public gas system advocacy positions on federal rulemaking processes, including: pipeline safety, environmental permitting, security, and end use codes & standards
  • Cross sharing opportunities and support from industry peers via access to the online APGA Community
  • Opportunity to add perspective on APGA comments and position on proposed rulemakings or codes and standards
  • The APGA Weekly Update, which is a newsletter sent out every Thursday that covers all of the industry happenings over the past week.
  • APGA’s Weekly Legislative Report, which provides updates on legislation of interest, APGA activity on the Hill, as well as links to livestream hearings, advocacy trainings, and other U.S. Congressional events
  • Monthly supply of talking points on timely natural gas issues
  • Access to the APGA Codes and Standards calendar and State Codes Alert to view important upcoming events, meetings and deadlines of various national and state-level agencies/organizations
  • Early awareness of upcoming operations and pipeline safety grant programs and regulatory changes
  • Free, virtual educational webinars, member roundtable discussions, and best practice sharing sessions
  • Online education for effective advocacy through APGA partnerships
  • Coordination, support, materials and information for meetings and visits with policymakers that impact your organization such as Senators and Representatives in Washington, D.C.
  • Contact information for peers and industry service providers easily found in the APGA Directory (both hard copy and digital)
  • Discounted rates for networking events and conferences
  • Access to online resource libraries full of informative documents on industry issues
  • Annual natural gas supply outlook
  • Access to operations, pipeline safety, and sales comparison data for all natural gas utilities through the APGA Benchmarking Tool

For additional information or to join APGA, please contact Sheila Deringis at


Associate Membership

Associate membership is for organizations that provide products and/or services for publicly owned natural gas distribution systems.  APGA Associate Membership is a unique opportunity not available in other natural gas organizations. Associate membership gives your company numerous opportunities to make personal contact with the decision-makers of the nation’s publicly owned natural gas systems at APGA workshops, seminars and conferences held throughout the year. Associate members are encouraged to attend these meetings and to participate by exhibiting and hosting social functions.

Benefits of membership:

  • Unprecedented access to over 700 APGA member systems and APGA staff
  • APGA looks first to associates for speakers at training workshops and symposia
  • Opportunities to gain visibility as an APGA Annual Sponsor
  • Member discounts for meetings and conferences
  • Opportunities to exhibit products and services at APGA conferences, workshops and symposia
  • Gain additional exposure by hosting functions or sponsoring events at the Annual Conference, quarterly meetings, workshops and conferences
  • Company listing in the APGA Directory at
  • Opportunity to place additional company information via ads in the APGA Directory 
  • Actively participate in quarterly committee meetings and the APGA Community
  • Associate members are eligible to sit on the APGA Board of Directors
  • The APGA Weekly Update, which is a newsletter sent out every Thursday that covers all of the industry happenings over the past week
  • Receive regular industry and regulatory updates that impact your business


Interested in becoming part of APGA's National Sponsorship program?

Please contact Sheila Deringis at for more information.

National Sponsors

A National Sponsor is an associate member of APGA that has demonstrated a higher level of financial commitment and support to promote the mission and success of the association. The National Sponsor Program provides a high level of visibility because it provides your organization with a platform to be in direct contact with our members.


  • Receives all associate member benefits
  • Recognition on the APGA website as a Bronze Flame Sponsor
  • Recognition at all APGA meetings and events and Board member materials
  • Opportunity to address members at each of the quarterly Board of Directors’ meetings
  • Link to sponsor’s website from the APGA home page and event websites
  • Recognition in pre- and post-conference emails, event signage and printed materials
  • Dedicated page in the APGA annual directory of public gas systems
  • Complimentary attendee registration for the Gas Supply Conference (spring) or the Operations Conference (fall)


Includes Bronze Flame Sponsor benefits plus the following:

  • Recognition on the APGA website as a Silver Flame Sponsor
  • Pop-up banner with sponsor’s logo and recognition displayed at all conferences
  • Complimentary exhibit registration for the Operations Conference (fall)
  • Complimentary attendee registration for an additional person to attend the Gas Supply Conference (spring) or the Operations Conference (fall)
  • Logo on event lanyards


Includes Silver Flame Sponsor benefits plus the following: 

  • Recognition on the APGA website as a Gold Flame Sponsor
  • Complimentary attendee registration for two additional people to attend the Gas Supply Conference (spring) or the Operations Conference (fall)
  • Logo on hotel key cards for the Spring, Summer and Fall events

BLUE FLAME ($50,000): 

Includes Gold Flame Sponsor benefits plus the following: 

  • Recognition on the APGA website as a Blue Flame Sponsor
  • Complimentary attendee and exhibit registration for all conferences

For additional information or to join APGA, please contact Sheila Deringis at SDERINGIS@APGA.ORG.


APGA Limited Membership


Limited membership is for investor or privately-owned natural gas distribution systems serving less than 30,000 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.

Benefits of membership:

  • Access to APGA’s Operations & Safety Committee and its subcommittees, including monthly conference calls, committee's online community, and member meetings.
  • Networking opportunities with fellow natural gas professionals.
  • Access to APGA’s Benchmarking module to compare your system against national utility statistics.
  • Access to Operations focused webinars and member discount for APGA's Operations Conference.
  • Access to participation in APGA’s System Operational Achievement Recognition program.
  • Regular industry updates through APGA quarterly magazine The Source and APGA's weekly newsletter.

Note: APGA Limited Members are unable to participate in advocacy related activities and are only able to participate in the Operations & Safety Committee and its subcommittees.


APGA Member Systems Include: