The propane industry in Arkansas is served by two separate entities: The Arkansas Propane Gas Association and the Arkansas Propane Education and Research Council. Each has its own organizational structure, bylaws and finances.
The Arkansas Propane Gas Association (APGA) is a dues-supported 501(c)6 not-for-profit organization created by individual propane companies to ensure a positive business environment for its members.
APGA represents the propane industry in Arkansas, from the largest companies to the smallest, including suppliers, equipment companies and other partners. It is supervised by a Board of Directors who engage professional staff to accomplish the Association’s goals.
The Board meets four times each year; board members serve two-year terms beginning in odd years.
The Arkansas Propane Education and Research Council (APERC) is a 501(c)6 not-for-profit organized as the state entity designated to receive funding from the national assessment administered by the Propane Education and Research Council. APERC has three board members who review industry input and supervise the deployment of PERC rebate funding. Programs are intended to promote consumer and industry safety, provide consumer education and demonstrate the value of propane across market segments.