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UGI Records Historic Send-Out of Natural Gas and Electricity During Extreme Cold Weather This Week

09 Jan 2014

All three UGI natural gas divisions recorded all-time high deliveries during the 24-hour period between January 7 and January 8. Together, UGI Gas Division, UGI Penn Natural Gas and UGI Central Penn Gas distributed more than 1.2 million dekatherms of natural gas to customers between 10 a.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. Wednesday, the time frame UGI uses to define its gas day.

In addition, UGI’s Electric Division, which serves approximately 62,000 customers in Luzerne and Wyoming Counties, recorded a record peak load of 222,424 megawatt hours at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 7. At the time, the temperature in the Electric Division was 3 degrees with wind gusts reaching as high as 35 miles per hour. The previous record of 214,616 megawatts hours was set on July 22, 2011.

“UGI’s natural gas and electric systems performed admirably during this record-breaking weather,” J.P. Ghio, vice president of supply, said. “While we had several communities that experienced scattered service issues due to the extreme cold temperatures, the vast majority of our more than 600,000 customers were served without incident.”

UGI Gas Division, which primarily serves the central and southeastern regions of Pennsylvania including Harrisburg, Lancaster, Reading, Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton, distributed 664,008 dekatherms in the 24-hour time period, shattering the previous peak of 580,549 dekatherms set on January 23, 2013.

UGI Penn Natural Gas, which serves Northeast Pennsylvania including Scranton, Wilkes-Barre and Williamsport, distributed 398,631 dekatherms, breaking the previous record of 339,190 dekatherms set on January 23, 2013.

UGI Central Penn Gas, which serves communities across the state, distributed 176,871 dekatherms, exceeding its previous peak of 163,724 dekatherms set on January 22, 2013.

In total, UGI exceeded its previous natural gas peak by more than 12 percent.

UGI Utilities has headquarters in Reading, Pennsylvania and serves 660,000 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.