Board Meetings and News
Fort Hill Natural Gas Authority was established by an act of the South Carolina Legislature on March 31, 1952 (Act #799).
Fort Hill Natural Gas Authority was established by the South Carolina Legislature to serve the municipalities and outlying areas of Oconee, Pickens and portions of Anderson Counties. By statute, Fort Hill is a non-profit, tax-exempt entity and is authorized to issue tax-exempt "municipal" bonds to construct and expand our natural gas distribution network and facilities. There are four other Natural Gas Authorities in South Carolina, each of which was established by separate legislation. The others are Chester County Natural Gas Authority, Clinton-Newberry Natural Gas Authority, Lancaster County Natural Gas Authority and York County Natural Gas Authority.
When our Enabling Act was written, there were six original member municipalities of the Authority, which included Central, Clemson, Easley, Liberty, Seneca and Williamston. The municipalities of Norris, Pelzer, Pendleton, Pickens, Six Mile, Walhalla, Westminster, West Pelzer and West Union have become members of the Authority since that time. As also specified in the Enabling Act, the governing body of the Authority is a six member Board of Directors. Each Board member is appointed by the Governor of South Carolina to serve a term of six years.
The Board Members of Fort Hill Natural Gas Authority typically meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 10:00 am. Meetings are held at 307 S Pendleton St Easley SC. Individuals interested in attending Board Meetings should notify Meetings@fhnga.com. This is necessary to ensure appropriate space is available for all attendees, especially in light of preventative measures the Authority is taking with regards to COVID. In addition, prior notification must be given to obtain access to the meeting room due to the Authority’s security measures. Please note, pursuant to the Authority’s Policy for Visitors to Address the Board, attendees will not be permitted to address the Board, unless prior notification was given in a timely fashion and the interested party was placed on the agenda.
Meeting Dates for 2021 are listed below. Click date to view agenda when available.
- Feb 16 2021
- Mar 16 2021
- Apr 20 2021
- May 18 2021
- Jun 15 2021
- Jul 20 2021
- Aug 17 2021
- Sep 21 2021
- Oct 19 2021
- Nov 16 2021
- Dec 21 2021
Fort Hill serves approximately 46,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in the upstate of South Carolina. We maintain many miles of steel and PE plastic distribution gas mains and service lines of varying diameters between 5/8" and 10".
Fort Hill purchases natural gas for resale to our customers on the open market. The gas is transported from various sources in the gas-producing regions of the United States to Fort Hill via three interconnects with Williams Gas Pipeline in Anderson County, South Carolina.
Under the guidance of our Board of Directors, Fort Hill is a progressive company that continually looks for more efficient and economical ways of serving our customers by using new methods and technology whenever possible. The Board of Directors, management and employees of Fort Hill are dedicated to providing clean and dependable natural gas, quality appliances and service to our customers.