March 18 is now national Natural Gas Utility Workers’ Day. The decision to hold this day on March 18 was made by a poll of the American Public Gas Association (APGA) Community. March 18 is the date of the New London, Texas, school explosion in 1937 that led to the widespread odorization of natural gas and an increased emphasis on safety. Safety is a vital aspect to natural gas distribution, and the employees of distribution companies endeavor to make natural gas delivery as safe as possible.
Please honor the natural gas utility workers in your community and at your system by celebrating on March 18 or surrounding weekday. We encourage you to plan events, communication, social media posts, etc., to celebrate this important day. We also ask you to share how your system celebrates the day by either making a post to the APGA Community or by emailing Audrey Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join your industry peers in celebrating this important recognition day to honor the hard work of natural gas utilities. Materials, including a press release, op-ed, social media banner, and logo are available on the APGA website at www.apga.org/NGUWDay.
For questions on this event, please contact Audrey Anderson at email@example.com.