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.


Welding Qualification

About Welding Qualification

NGA's Welding Qualification Program was released to the industry in the spring of 2003. The Program is modeled after the successful
NGA Pipe Joining Qualification Program.

Welding Qualification Program

The Program was developed through a joint effort of personnel from LDCs, contractors and welding test agencies, and included input from state safety officials.

It establishes a regional approach for meeting the requirements of DOT's welder qualification regulations.

The Program offers distribution companies the opportunity to satisfy regulatory requirements in a more efficient and effective manner. For contractors, it eliminates the need for multiple qualifications leading to reduced down time and cost.