UGI Collaborates with Federal, State and Local Officials to Develop Plan to Provide Kulpmont Residents with Access to Natural Gas
02 Oct 2017
Acting on significant interest from Kulpmont Borough residents, UGI collaborated with borough officials, U.S. Representative Lou Barletta, State Senator John Gordner, and State Representative Kurt Masser to deliver a plan to extend natural gas service to local residents.
UGI, through its innovative Growth Extension Tariff (GET Gas) program, is developing a set of parameters that would allow borough residents to have access to natural gas service. The GET Gas pilot program is designed to provide natural gas to residential homes and small businesses that currently do not have access to service. This project is part of a five-year, $75 million pilot program.
“UGI is looking forward to working with officials from the Borough of Kulpmont to bring this project to fruition,” Robert Stoyko, UGI Vice President of Customer Relations, said. “We think this represents an excellent opportunity to bring this clean, plentiful, low-cost and locally produced energy resource to more residents and businesses in Pennsylvania.”
GET Gas allows customers to pay a monthly surcharge over time, avoiding significant up-front cost, when connecting to a new natural gas main extension. Areas served under GET Gas must meet certain minimum program requirements in order to qualify. UGI anticipates it will provide natural gas service to some sections of Kulpmont Borough as early as 2018.
Residents and small businesses who are interested in the GET Gas program should visit www.ugi.com/getgas for additional information and an online form to apply as a potential GET Gas customer.The pilot program is available to potential customers located in UGI’s natural gas service area. UGI serves more than 630,000 natural gas customers in 45 counties in Pennsylvania. Customers interested in additional information can visit the UGI website at www.ugi.com; on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ugiutilities; Twitter at www.twitter.com/ugi_utilities.