Extreme Cold Temperatures in February Lead to Record Usage by UGI Natural Gas Customers
11 Mar 2015
UGI Utilities, Inc. delivered record volumes of natural gas to its 610,000 gas customers during the extreme cold temperatures experienced in February 2015.
Temperatures during the month were 35 percent colder than normal across UGI’s service area. Through that period, UGI delivered 28.9 billion cubic feet (BCF) of natural gas. This volume is nearly eight percent more natural gas than was delivered in the same period in 2014. It is 28 percent higher than the amount of natural gas delivered in the previous coldest February in 2007.
The total natural gas send-out in February nearly matched UGI Utilities all-time record set in January 2014.
“Extreme cold temperatures experienced in our Pennsylvania service territory, combined with strong customer growth led to record demand on our natural gas distribution system,” Robert F. Beard, President and CEO, said. “UGI’s employees worked tirelessly during the extreme cold weather in February and demonstrated their dedication to providing safe and reliable service to our customers.”
UGI Utilities has headquarters in Reading, Pennsylvania and serves natural gas and electric customers in 45 Pennsylvania counties and one county in Maryland. Customers interested in additional information visit the UGI website at www.ugi.com; on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ugiutilities; Twitter at www.twitter.com/ugi_utilities.
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