The Benefits of Becoming a Member

By joining NGA, you will become part of a growing and innovative industry association.


Safety is the gas industry's number one priority.

Learn more about our commitment to infusing Pipeline Safety Management Systems in everything we do.


Training & Qualification

Learn more about the Training and qualification programs currently being offered by the Northeast Gas Association (NGA)

About Us

The Northeast Gas Association (NGA) is a regional trade association that focuses on education and training, technology research and development, pipeline safety, energy reliability and affordability, and environmental initiatives in the Northeast U.S.


Damage Prevention

Call Before You Dig

The greatest risk to underground natural gas pipelines is accidental damage during excavation. Even minor damage such as a gouge, scrape, dent, or crease to a pipeline or its coating may cause a leak or failure.

To protect pipelines and other underground facilities, the law requires that all excavators contact your local One Call Center between two and ten days before excavation work begins on public or private property. The One Call Center will contact the owner's gas utility of all underground facilities in the immediate area so the location of their facilities can be marked prior to excavation.

This service is performed at no cost to you.

Natural Gas Journey

Underground pipelines often run along a public street, but may also be near private property. The area along each side of the pipeline is known as a right-of-way, which gives the facility owner the "right" to restrict certain activities, even on private property. Right-of-way locations must be respected and are usually marked on maps filed with local municipalities.

The One Call Center can provide excavators with specific details regarding precautions required in addition to having the location of underground facilities marked.

Failure to comply with the law can jeopardize public safety, result in costly damages and lead to substantial fines.

Links to One-Call Centers