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 prior to July 1st will be invoiced a prorated amount for current year dues.
  • 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 Kent Hobart at (803)-653-4001 extension 4019.

Executive Committee

Nick Hendricks

Nick Hendricks
City of Kings Mountain
Chair

Rob Rhodes

Rob Rhodes
Greer Commission of Public Works
Past Chair

Tim Thornton

Tim Thornton
Lancaster County Natural Gas Authority
First Vice Chair

Kent Hobart

Kent Hobart
CPGA
Administrative Director

Rob Miller

Rob Miller
City of Monroe
Second Vice Chair

Carl Smith

Carl Smith
Greenville Utilities Commission
Operations Committee Chair

Joey Hawkins

Joey Hawkins
Fort Hill Natural Gas Authority
Secretary

Pat McCabe

Pat McCabe
CGS, Inc
Associate Committee Chair

M. Gray Styers, Jr.

M. Gray Styers, Jr.
Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP
Legal Council

Board of Directors

Will Martin
Bamberg BPW
Delegate

Billy Shuford
City of Bennettsville
Delegate

Todd Davis
Bessemer City
Delegate

Michael E. Enoch
Chester County NGA
Delegate

Stan Bryson
Clinton-Newbery NGA
Delegate

Joey Hawkins
Fort Hill Natural Gas Authority
Delegate

Mike Pitman
Fountain Inn Natural Gas System
Delegate

Carl Smith
Greenville Utilities Commission
Delegate

Eduardo Noriega
Greenwood CPW
Delegate

Rob Rhodes
Greer CPW
Delegate

Nick Hendricks, Jr.
City of Kings Mountain
Delegate

Tim Thornton
Lancaster County NGA
Delegate

Johnny Everhart
Lexington Utilities
Delegate

Robert Miller
City of Monroe
Delegate

Dave Durgin
Orangeburg DPU
Delegate

Michael Kearns
City of Richmond
Delegate

Richard H. Worsinger
Rocky Mount Public Utilities
Delegate

Julie McMurry
City of Shelby
Delegate

Joe Nichols
City of Union
Delegate

Joe Caster
City of Wilson
Delegate

Jimmy Sprouse
York County NGA
Delegate

Johnny Eustace
Laurens CPW
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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