About

The Carolinas Public Gas Association is the not-for-profit association of publicly owned natural gas utilities in the Carolinas and Virginia. The CPGA organizes meetings and training for it members concentrating on the safe and reliable delivery of natural gas.

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The purpose of the Association is to enhance the performance, safety, competitiveness, and public awareness of its member public (i.e. not investor owned) natural gas distribution systems by promoting the coordination of effort and the sharing of information related to:

  • The management and operations of such systems
  • Compliance with associated regulatory obligations
  • Providing the highest quality of reliable service to their customers

Associate Members

Associate members are individuals and businesses who supply or would like to supply goods and services to CPGA system members.  Their involvement with the association is vital to the exchange of ideas and information necessary for the growth and improved performance of system member’s businesses.

Associate Membership in the CPGA is a cost-effective way to allow your company to make personal contact with decision-makers at public gas systems.  The CPGA Board holds two meetings a year and Associate Members are encouraged to attend and participate at these meetings.

Benefits of Associate Membership Include:

  • Recognition on the CPGA website
  • Opportunity to participate in both the Spring Gas Conference (co-sponsored by the CPGA) and the CPGA Annual Meeting (Discounted exhibit opportunities at both events)
  • Quality time with gas system decision makers
  • Sponsorship opportunities
  • Potential for CPGA Board membership

Membership Dues

  • $300 annually invoiced in November
  • Applications received on or after July 1st will be invoiced a prorated amount for current year dues in addition to pre-paying the full amount for the following year

Apply now to become an Associate member

System Members

The CPGA exists to serve its 22 system members. These natural gas operators represent municipally owned utilities, natural gas authorities and commissions/boards of public works across the Carolinas and Virginia.

System members enjoy access to CPGA facilitated training, meetings and programs focused on:

  • The Safe and Efficient Operation of Gas Systems
  • Meeting and Exceeding Regulatory Obligations
  • Providing High Quality Service to Customers

If you represent a publicly owned natural gas company and are interested in learning more about becoming a CPGA member, please contact Katharine Keller at info@carolinaspga.org. 

Executive Committee

Julie McMurry

Julie McMurry
City of Shelby
Chair

Jason Stewart

Jason Stewart
Chester County NGA
First Vice Chair

Carl Smith

Carl Smith
Greenville Utilities Commission
Second Vice Chair and Treasurer

Eduardo Noriega

Eduardo Noriega
Fountain Inn Natural Gas System
Secretary

Joey Hawkins

Joey Hawkins
Fort Hill Natural Gas Authority
Immediate Past Chair

Glen Boatwright

Glen Boatwright
York County Natural Gas Authority
Operations Committee Chair

Aaron Moses

Aaron Moses
Heath & Associates
Associates Committee Chair

M. Gray Styers, Jr.

M. Gray Styers, Jr.
Fox Rothschild, LLP
Legal Council

Andi Rawl

Andi Rawl
CPGA
Executive Director

Erin Scott
Rocky Mount Public Utilities
Operator Committee Co-Chair

Jimmy Trull
Chester County Natural Gas
Operator Committee Co-Chair

Board of Directors

Will Martin
Bamberg BPW
Delegate

Lee Johnson
City of Bennettsville
Delegate

Todd Davis
Bessemer City
Delegate

Jason Stewart
Chester County NGA
Delegate

Stan Bryson
Clinton-Newberry NGA
Delegate

Joey Hawkins
Fort Hill Natural Gas Authority
Delegate

Eduardo Noriega
Fountain Inn Natural Gas System
Delegate

Fred Steele
Frontier Natural Gas
Delegate

Carl Smith
Greenville Utilities Commission
Delegate

Derek Pendley
Greenwood CPW
Delegate

Rob Rhodes
Greer CPW
Delegate

Nick Hendricks, Jr.
City of Kings Mountain
Delegate

Rocky Hudson
Lancaster County NGA
Delegate

Mike Smith
Laurens CPW
Delegate

Andy Thomas
Lexington Utilities
Delegate

Robert Miller
City of Monroe
Delegate

Dave Durgin
Orangeburg DPU
Delegate

Alfred Scott
Richmond Gas Works
Delegate

Richard H. Worsinger
City of Wilson
Delegate

Julie McMurry
City of Shelby
Delegate

Joe Nichols
City of Union
Delegate

Erin Scott
Rocky Mount Public Utilities
Delegate

Jimmy Sprouse
York County NGA
Delegate

Jay Gamble
Weston & Sampson
Associate Member Delegate

Jason Garland
Industrial Training Services
Associate Member Delegate

Aaron Moses
Heath & Associates
Associate Member Delegate

Interested in joining CPGA?

Carolinas Public Gas Association helps facilitate knowledge sharing between public LDCs to better enable members to reliably and safely deliver natural gas.

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