Why Public Natural Gas Matters

October 1-7 is Public Natural Gas Week. A week dedicated to educating communities about the benefits of having a public natural gas utility in addition to promoting the overall benefits of natural gas for fueling and heating needs. There are approximately 1,000 public natural gas utilities in the United States.  Most are small and comprised of a few hundred to a few thousand customers.  Despite their size, they have a huge impact on the communities they serve by providing an irreplaceable function of offering clean, affordable and efficient natural gas.

Customers recognize the need to access reliable energy and having a local public natural gas utility is one of the best ways to do that.  There are many other benefits of having a public natural gas utility, for example:

  1. Public natural gas utilities are directly accountable to the citizens they serve, and decisions regarding your energy needs are made locally through citizen participation instead of being made outside of the community.
  2. Public natural gas utilities are locally controlled operations, which ensures that rates remain competitive and affordable. This is especially reassuring as energy and fuel prices continue to rise and affect your family’s bottom line.
  3. Lastly, public natural gas can play a valuable role in helping broaden our tax base and helps local dollars stay at home.

Join us this week to celebrate!