Call for Nominations Now Open! 2024 Gas Industry Awards 

Deadline: January 31, 2024 

AGA is currently accepting nominations for the gas industry awards listed below. These awards are to recognize exemplary individuals who have made significant contributions to the natural gas industry, as well as for their heroic actions.  

Awards will be presented at the 2024 AGA Operations Conference being held April 30-May 2 in Seattle, WA.  

AGA Distribution Achievement Award 
Recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to the science and art of gas distribution in the past five years. Submit nomination here

AGA Meritorious Service Award  
Awarded to an individual who has performed the most meritorious act in the gas industry in saving a human life during the prior calendar year. This award is open only to employees of gas distribution and transmission companies. Submit nomination here

AGA Research and Innovation Award  
Provides recognition to an individual, group, or company who has made an outstanding contribution to improving the natural gas system safety, delivery, design, construction, operation, maintenance, efficiency, or environmental footprint through their research and/or innovation efforts. Submit nomination here

Milton W. Heath, Sr. Memorial Award (sponsored by Heath Consultants Inc.)  
Recognizes an individual who in the past five years, has made an outstanding contribution to leak detection, prevention, or repair. Submit nomination here

Contact:  Debbie Ellis, 

Award of Merit

Based on a point system, the Operations Section Award of Merit gives public recognition to those whose service to the gas industry, through participation in the activities of the section, has been outstanding.

This includes; outstanding leadership, participation in AGA events and continuous and dedicated organizational service.

There are five levels of awards and a Lifetime Achievement category for an individual who has accumulated points of 150 or more:

  1. Award of Merit (Bronze) — 25 points
  2. Award of Merit (Silver) — 50 points
  3. Award of Merit (Gold) — 75 points
  4. Award of Merit (Platinum) — 100 points
  5. Award of Merit (Diamond) — 125 points

View a copy of the AGA Operations Section Awards Manual

View the 2023 Awards Review

Committee members may view their accrued points (as of year-end 2021) here.

For award inquiries, contact Debbie Ellis.

2023 SAVE Awards

Southwest Gas and ONE Gas, Inc., have been selected as recipients of the 2023 SAVE Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions to natural gas communications safety and education. Southwest Gas’ ‘Megaphone Man’ video was fun yet informative and expressed the crucial need for customers to call 811. While ONE Gas, Inc.’s ‘Start When Safe’ video proved that the slogan is memorable and can be used in many instances to promote safety. We thank them both for their participation and continued effort to be leaders in safety across the industry.

Distinguished Service Award:

AGA presents its Distinguished Service Award, AGA’s highest award, to the individual or individuals (primarily at the C-Suite level) who have made an outstanding and significant contribution to the natural gas distribution industry. 

The winner of this award is recognized at AGA’s Executive Conference. Contact: Edith Naegele

Natural Gas Industry Leadership Award:

The Natural Gas Industry Leadership Award is given to the individual or individuals (non-CEO, executive/director/manager level) who have made a notable commitment and achievement of success in the natural gas industry and has been a leader among their peers in the pursuit of operational excellence and success for their company and the overall natural gas industry.

The winner of this award is recognized at AGA’s Executive Conference. Contact: Edith Naegele