APGA represents America’s publicly owned natural gas utilities at the federal level by advocating on behalf of our members on a variety of issues impacting the distribution and direct use of natural gas.

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As a small municipal system we have a limited budget. APGA membership allows us to keep up on policy and rule changes. They fight for the small systems at the legislative level.  Kelli Neiberger, Gas Department Supervisor, Town of Rangely Gas Department, Colorado

Preserving the Direct Use of Natural Gas

APGA advocates for a fuel-neutral, “all of the above” approach to energy policy. Natural gas can deliver emissions reductions without sacrificing reliability and affordability for consumers.


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Engaging on Appliance Efficiency Policy

Whether it is decreasing emissions, preserving natural resources, or ensuring reasonable utility bills, the efficient use of energy is critical in these goals, so APGA supports efficient appliances, including research and development to improve existing technologies.

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Championing Section 5 Reform: Refund Authority for FERC

APGA supports legislation to amend the Natural Gas Act (NGA) and grant the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) the same refund authority in natural gas rate cases that it already has in electric rate cases under the Federal Power Act (FPA).

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Supporting Practical Pipeline Safety Regulations

The Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) establishes regulatory requirements for the design, construction, operations, maintenance, and integrity management of pipelines. APGA works with both federal and state policymakers to ensure any changes to safety regulations are technically feasible, reasonable, and cost-effective for pipeline safety.

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Protecting Gas Consumers from Price Volatility in Emergencies

APGA represents not-for-profit natural gas utilities that are owned and operated by their communities. Affordability is critical to APGA’s members, so an advocacy focus is on enacting policies that protect consumers from unnecessary ups and downs in energy prices, especially during emergencies.


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Encouraging Effective Reliability and Cybersecurity Policies

APGA supports first, enhancing existing regulators’ capabilities and then, if needed, develop additional regulation, ensuring that with any action there is coordination amongst government partners at the federal and state level, which allows for an efficient partnership with public gas utilities.

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Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

APGA members work hard to keep rates affordable for their customers, but many still rely on LIHEAP to pay their bills. APGA is a advocate for LIHEAP funding.


Conferences, Webinars, and Committees

APGA members meet in Washington, D.C., every year with lawmakers on Capitol Hill and hold frequent webinars on current advocacy issues.

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Policy Resolutions

APGA's activities are guided by policy positions as memorialized in the APGA Policy Resolutions.

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Congressional Correspondence

APGA often sends letters to Congress providing our members’ perspectives on important policy issues.

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Regulatory Submissions

APGA often submits comments to federal agencies providing our members' perspectives on important rulemakings.

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Natural Gas State Profiles

View a snapshot of the natural gas industry by presenting gas industry statistics for each APGA member state.

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APGA Research Foundation

Investing in developing new and improved products, processes, practices, and knowledge to increase the operational safety of natural gas distribution infrastructure and to increase the utilization of safe and efficient natural gas end-use technologies.

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