Natural Gas Industry Gathers to Promote Safety

News Release May 04, 2022

New Orleans, LA – The industry's premier gathering of natural gas utility and transmission company operators across North America and the world is occurring this week. The 2022 American Gas Association Operations Conference brings the natural gas industry together to share technical knowledge, ideas and practices to promote the safe, reliable, and cost-effective delivery of natural gas at a time when American natural gas is more essential to America and the world than ever before.

The conference includes events to recognize natural gas utility employees for their contributions to safe operations, natural gas companies that have achieved high levels of employee and vehicular safety. In addition, natural gas employees that showed bravery and compassion in the protection of human life will be presented with the prestigious Meritorious Service Award.  You can view a list of award recipients here.

“From artificial intelligence that helps enhance training and drone technology that helps survey and monitor equipment, the natural gas industry is driving technology forward through innovation focused on enhancing safety and improving the lives of our customers. All of this is on display at the AGA Operations Conference, and we are excited to bring the industry together around this important priority.” said American Gas Association President and CEO Karen Harbert.

The Operations Conference is AGA's largest forum with more than 1,500 operations management leaders in attendance, including over 100 speakers and technical presentations that cover a variety of topics, such as gas measurement, operations advocacy, safety, environment, storage, engineering, construction and maintenance, gas control, supplemental gas, corrosion control and plastic materials.

AGA Media Contact:
Jake Rubin
jrubin@aga.org
(202) 824-7027


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 76 million residential, commercial and industrial natural gas customers in the U.S., of which 95 percent — more than 73 million customers — receive their gas from AGA members. Today, natural gas meets more than thirty percent of the United States' energy needs.