Advocacy


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.

Learn more about our priorities by clicking the topics below.

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

Direct Use of Natural Gas

We advocate 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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Municipal Finance

APGA believes Congress should give their state and local government partners the municipal finance tools they need to be effective partners in the modernization of American infrastructure.

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Natural Gas Act Reform

APGA supports legislation to amend the Natural Gas Act (NGA) to allow our members the same protection from unfair transmission rates that electric utilities receive under the Federal Power Act (FPA).

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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.

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Natural Gas Vehicles

Many APGA members use NGVs in their fleets. APGA supports legislation and regulatory policies that recognize the potential of NGVs and support their deployment.


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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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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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Policy Resolutions

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

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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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