The National Propane Gas Association (NPGA) is the national trade association representing the U.S. propane industry.
Our membership includes small businesses and large corporations engaged in the retail marketing of propane gas and appliances; producers, wholesalers, and dispensers of propane; manufacturers and distributors of propane gas appliances and equipment; fabricators of propane gas cylinders, tanks, and trucks; propane transporters; and services providers of all types.
With a membership of approximately 2,400 companies in all 50 states, 35 affiliated state or regional associations, and members in 19 foreign countries, NPGA represents every segment of the propane industry.
- 1931 – NPGA was formed as the National Bottled Gas Association.
- The first meeting was held in the fall of 1931 during the American Gas Association’s yearly conference.
- 1937 – The membership voted to change the name to the Liquefied Petroleum Gas Association (LPGA). The association was administered by staff of the Compressed Gas Association.
- 1946 – LPGA opened its offices in Chicago, Illinois. The association remained LPGA until a 1964 merger with the National LP-Gas Council under the collective banner of the National LP-Gas Association (NLPGA).
- 1988 – The final name change to the National Propane Gas Association, or NPGA, was ratified by the membership.
- 2002 – Present – NPGA moved its headquarters from Lisle, Illinois to Washington, DC, where it had operated a small government affairs office since 1962. Today the association remains an active and vibrant organization serving its thousands of members with safety programs, legislative strength, and a continued tradition of excellence.