Mon January 27, 2014
Columbia Gas Asks Customers To Conserve During Cold Snap
As the temperatures are expected to plummet in the next few days, Columbia Gas is asking customers to voluntarily conserve natural gas.
A company spokesperson says that, as of this morning, the company has sufficient supplies for customers, but they will be monitoring supplies as temperatures drop and demand increases.
In a statement, Columbia President Jack Partridge said voluntary conservation can help make sure that supplies are available for every one, and people can keep a handle on their on gas bills "during what is expected to be a period of extremely high natural gas consumption."
Some of the suggestions to save gas include lowering the thermostat, set the water heater temperature to 120 degrees, dress in layers, and limit use of natural gas appliances, especially in the early morning when the region's usage is high.