Washington, D.C. (July 26, 2018) – The American Public Gas Association (APGA) has named Owen Reeves, Gas System Director of Henderson Municipal Gas in Kentucky, as Chairman of the APGA Board of Directors.
Mr. Reeves was elected during the APGA Annual Meeting in Portland, Ore., for a term of one year. APGA is a national, not-for-profit association representing over 700 publicly-owned natural gas distribution systems in 37 states. APGA is the only trade association that solely represents the interests of public natural gas systems at the federal legislative and regulatory level. The following statement can be attributed to APGA President and CEO Bert Kalisch.
"APGA is very pleased to have Mr. Reeves as our Chairman as we enter an important time here in Washington. As the APGA Chairman, Mr. Reeves brings the necessary experience and institutional knowledge to deal with the many issues facing local utilities. His leadership ability and knowledge of the natural gas industry will serve our members and industry well.
“With the many natural gas issues our industry faces in Congress, the administration and federal agencies, public natural gas systems are presented with numerous challenges and opportunities. Our current supply projection provides our country with a unique opportunity to utilize our domestic natural gas resources to reduce our energy dependence, increase overall energy efficiency, and decrease greenhouse gas emissions. This is best done by both accommodating the greater direct-use of natural gas and putting more natural gas vehicles on the road. Mr. Reeves understands these opportunities and is prepared to successfully lead APGA through these times.”
Reeves is the Gas System Director for Henderson Municipal Gas, which is the largest customer base system in Kentucky, and he also serves as chairman for Public Energy Authority of Kentucky (PEAK.)