Kansas Municipal Gas Association Celebrates Natural Gas Utility Workers’ Day on March 18

KMGA will observe the national Natural Gas Utility Workers’ Day on March 18, 2023.  This is the eighth year in which Natural Gas Utility Workers’ Day has been officially celebrated across the country. This day of recognition is a time when communities such as ours give recognition to the employees who provide one of their most valuable assets—their natural gas utility.

The official Natural Gas Utility Workers’ Day is March 18 because that 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.

This annual nationwide event is intended to build public awareness about the hard work done by the employees of natural gas utilities.

On this day we want to thank all of our members and their dedicated staff that bring safe and reliable gas service to their community.