Arkansas Oklahoma Gas Corp. Receives River Valley United Way “Hall of Fame” Award

Recognizes Decades-Long Commitment, Employee Participation


FORT SMITH, Arkansas (April 8, 2022) – Arkansas Oklahoma Gas Corporation (AOG) is the proud recipient of the River Valley United Way “Hall of Fame” Award for its impact on the community. The award was given on March 31, 2022, at the River Valley United Way (RVUW) Community Impact and Investment Celebration.

Each year the RVUW presents the Hall of Fame award to an organization that has been involved with the United Way for more than 10 years. In 2021, AOG doubled its employee participation in the United Way and has been instrumental in providing utility assistance to those in need throughout the community.

“Receiving this award is an incredible honor,” said Fred Kirkwood, Chief Customer Experience Officer at AOG. “We take pride in being a good neighbor and being active members in the communities we serve.”

AOG is committed to helping its communities whenever needed. In addition to supporting community causes, AOG also provides team members with up to 20 hours of paid time each year to volunteer in the communities it serves.

For 50 years, RVUW has been working to meet the needs of vulnerable families in the Arkansas River Valley. RVUW works to bring people, community partners, foundations, businesses, and government agencies together to build awareness of the challenges that poverty creates, focus on where the need is the greatest, and scale what works to create sustainable impact.

About Arkansas Oklahoma Gas:

AOG provides natural gas service to approximately 60,000 residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural customers in Arkansas and Oklahoma. We’ve been serving the residential and commercial customers in Fort Smith and the surrounding area with safe and reliable natural gas service for nearly 75 years.

Based in Fort Smith in the heart of the Arkoma Basin, this area is rich in natural gas production. That gives us the ability to access and transport natural gas produced from local wells. These local supplies, in combination with our ability to obtain natural gas from interstate pipelines, enable us to provide reliable natural gas service to all our customers.

In 2017, AOG joined a larger group of natural gas utilities when it combined with Summit Utilities, Inc. This added expertise to the team, as well as additional financial resources, for ongoing growth and investments to protect the integrity and safety of AOG’s natural gas system.