Natural Gas Utilities Lead Charge on Achieving Exemplary Employee and Vehicular Safety

News Release May 01, 2020

Washington, D.C. – The American Gas Association (AGA) is pleased to recognize a number of natural gas utility and transmission companies for their outstanding commitment to employee and vehicular safety in 2019. The selection was based upon the companies that submitted their annual safety statistical data for calendar year 2019, based upon OSHA Recordable Injuries and Illnesses and Reportable Vehicle Incidents.

“Now more than ever it is important to recognize our industry’s commitment to the safe delivery of natural gas,” said AGA President and CEO Karen Harbert. “Promoting safe practices and a safety culture that holds the protection of customers, communities and employees at the highest level is essential, and our Safety Award recipients are leaders in upholding and exemplifying this at its best. I applaud their staunch commitment to safety and congratulate them for this outstanding recognition.” 

The following AGA member companies earned Safety Achievement Awards in 2019 by achieving the lowest motor vehicle accident rate for companies of their type.

Aspire Energy (Orrville, OH)

Florida Public Utilities (Fernandina Beach, FL)

Dominion Energy Carolina Gas Transmission (Columbia, SC)

National Gas & Oil Cooperative (Newark, OH)

The following AGA member companies earned Safety Achievement Awards in 2019 for excellence in employee safety by achieving the lowest incident rate for the number of days away from work, restricted or transferred (DART) among companies of their size and type.

 Appalachian Natural Gas Distribution Company (Abingdon, VA)

Aspire Energy (Double) (Orrville, OH)

Columbia Gas of Maryland (Canonsburg, PA)

CoServ Gas, LTD (Corinth, TX)

National Gas & Oil Cooperative (Newark, OH)

Greenville Utilities Commission (Greenville, NC)

Ameren Missouri (Saint Louis, MO)

Dominion Energy West Virginia (Clarksburg, WV)

Dominion Energy South Carolina—Gas Operations (Cayce, SC)

Comgás (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

Dominion Energy Ohio (Cleveland, OH)                        

ONE Gas, Inc. (Tulsa, OK)                                       

Gainesville Regional Utilities (Gainesville, FL)

NV Energy (Las Vegas, NV)

MidAmerican Energy Company (Des Moines, IA)

Dominion Energy Carolina Gas Transmission (Columbia, SC)

DOW Pipeline Company (Port Lavaca, TX)

Dominion Energy Questar Pipeline (Salt Lake City, UT)

Dominion Energy Transmission, Inc. (Cleveland, OH)


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 75 million residential, commercial and industrial natural gas customers in the U.S., of which 95 percent — more than 71 million customers — receive their gas from AGA members. Today, natural gas meets more than three-tenths of the United States' energy needs.