Congratulations 2019 SOAR Recipients!

By Erin Kurilla posted 8 days ago

APGA member systems take great pride in their ability to deliver natural gas safely and efficiently to over 5 million customers in 37 states. APGA is pleased to hold the System Operational Achievement Recognition (SOAR) program. One aspect of that program is the ability to recognize those public natural gas systems that have achieved excellence in the operation of their natural gas utility. SOAR honors natural gas distribution utilities that demonstrate commitment to excellence in four areas: system integrity; system improvement; employee safety; and, workforce development. Applications are reviewed by a team of experts from the APGA Operations & Safety Committee and awarded a rating based on a total score achieved from the program criteria in each of the four areas. Learn more about SOAR at

APGA would like to congratulate the new 2019 SOAR Award recipients!

• Greer Commission of Public Works
• Jackson Energy Authority

• City of Hamilton
• City of Mesa Energy Resources Department
• Daphne Utilities
• Huntsville Utilities
• Lake Apopka Natural Gas
• Middle Tennessee Natural Gas Utility District
• Oak Ridge Utility District
• Owatonna Public Utilities
• Philadelphia Gas Works
• Sevier County Utility District
• Smyrna Natural Gas
• Southeast Gas
• Westfield Gas and Electric

• City of Shelby
• Easton Utilities
• Gibson County Utility District
• Jefferson-Cocke County Utility District
• Las Cruces Utilities
• Long Beach Energy Resources
• Osage Municipal Utilities
• Scottsboro Water, Sewer and Gas