The Arkansas Gas Association (ArGA) was incorporated to promote the natural gas industry in the state of Arkansas. In 1993 the ArGA developed the Gas Appliance Specialist (GAS) program and in 1994, GAS, Inc. was formed as a separate entity.
Each year the program is sponsored by the local gas companies including Centerpoint Energy Arkla, Arkansas Western Gas Company, and Arkansas Oklahoma Gas Corporation, as well as other companies within the natural gas industry. The capital, contributed annually, is invested in State-wide advertising.
Revenues used for cooperative advertising are also solicited from manufacturing and distribution companies. This capital supports the advertising campaign and the GAS program while simultaneously promoting brand and/or dealer specific products or services.
To become a GAS member and take advantage of State-wide promotional advertising, fill out the GAS Member Application and return it to the GAS offices. Once the application is approved, each new member will receive point of sale materials.
The Mission of the Arkansas Gas Association is:
- To educate and update its Association members and consumers that natural gas is an abundant, reliable, environmentally friendly, efficient, safe and economical American source of energy.
- To promote the use of natural gas in the residential, commercial, industrial and transportation markets in the state.
- To partner with regulatory agencies on issues facing the natural gas industry.
The Scope of the ArGA's business includes:
- Being recognized as the centralized source of information and education in the Natural Gas Industry.
- Representing the membership and producing, compiling and distributing information to support and promote the Natural Gas Industry in the state of Arkansas.
- Encouraging and supporting new industry specific technologies and processes.