AGA Recognizes Natural Gas Utility Workers' Day

News Release March 21, 2017

Washington, DC— The American Gas Association (AGA) will recognize utility workers in the natural gas industry on March 18 during the second annual Natural Gas Utility Workers’ Day, being celebrated across the country. This nationwide event is intended to build public awareness about the hard work done by the employees of natural gas utilities.

“The men and women who operate America’s natural gas delivery systems play a pivotal role in safely and reliably delivering this clean energy source to more than 69 million customers every day,” said Dave McCurdy, president and CEO at AGA. “The skilled and valuable workforce in the natural gas industry helps us in achieving the highest possible level of service for our customers—we are proud to recognize their hard work and dedication.”

In 2016, AGA launched the inaugural #MyNatGasJob campaign to tell the stories of natural gas utility workers throughout the country. To date, nearly 30 profiles have been included in the campaign, showcasing the interesting people and wide spectrum of job opportunities in the natural gas industry. You can view the worker profiles here or on Twitter using #MyNatGasJob.

Safety is a core value for the natural gas industry and AGA looks forward to continuing to bring safe, reliable natural gas into homes and businesses across the nation. As the cleanest burning fossil fuel, natural gas can help us achieve energy security and build a more competitive economy.

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The American Gas Association, founded in 1918, represents more than 200 local energy companies that deliver clean natural gas throughout the United States. There are more than 73 million residential, commercial and industrial natural gas customers in the U.S., of which 95 percent — more than 69 million customers — receive their gas from AGA members. Today, natural gas meets more than one-fourth of the United States' energy needs.