Reading, PA (October 31, 2012, 2:30 p.m.) – UGI Utilities, Inc., is standing down its Penn Natural Gas (PNG) Hurricane Sandy storm response team. PNG has not experienced any interruptions of natural gas service to customers as a result of the hurricane. As a precaution, PNG crews will continue to monitor low-lying areas and levels of creeks, streams and rivers for potential flooding.
PNG is managing spot electric power and telephone outages at several of its facilities, but is conducting normal operations.
UGI reminds its customers that contemporary natural gas appliances require electric power for operation of the electronic ignition and for fans and blowers that may be associated with the equipment. If you are experiencing an electric outage, your gas appliance may not operate.
Safety is a priority at UGI. If you smell gas, which has an odorant added to aid in detection similar to that of rotten eggs, leave the building immediately and call 1-800-276-2722 from a neighbor’s phone or your mobile phone.
Customers interested in additional information about UGI’s Hurricane Sandy storm response can visit the UGI website at www.ugi.com/outages; on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ugiutilities; or Twitter at www.twitter.com/ugi_utilities.
UGI Penn Natural Gas is a wholly owned subsidiary of UGI Utilities, Inc. UGI Penn Natural Gas serves approximately 158,000 customers in 13 counties throughout northeastern and central Pennsylvania, including customers in and around Scranton, Wilkes-Barre and Williamsport.
Additional information about UGI’s Penn Natural Gas is available at www.ugi.com.