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UGI Utilities Announces 2012 Infrastructure Improvement Projects

Wilkes-Barre, PA (April 18, 2012) – UGI Utilities announced plans today for several major infrastructure improvements projects in 2012 throughout its service areas.

“UGI Utilities is always looking for ways to continue our commitment to safety, and to ensure reliable and efficient natural gas service for our customers,” said Robert F. Beard, President & CEO, UGI Utilities, Inc.

These 2012 infrastructure improvement projects, many of which focus on upgrading bare steel and cast iron pipe to high-density plastic, include the following in the PNG service area:

  • Arch Street
    • Municipality: Williamsport
    • Main Replacement: 8,700 feet
  • Main Street
    • Municipality: Wilkes-Barre
    • Main Replacement: 1,850 feet
  • Butler Street
    • Municipality: Dunmore
    • Main Replacement: 3,550 feet
  • Main Street
    • Municipality: Honesdale
    • Main Replacement: 4,220 feet
  • South Williamsport
    • Main Replacement: 6,785 feet
  • Route 11 Bridge
    • Municipality: Old Forge
    • Main Replacement: 1,040 feet
  • Wolfe Run Bridge
    • Municipality: Muncy
    • Main Replacement: 650 feet
  • Luzerne St.
    • Municipality: Scranton
    • Main Replacement: 6,880 feet
  • Route 11
    • Municipality: Berwick
    • Main Replacement: 13,535 feet
  • Keyser Ave.
    • Municipality: Scranton
    • Main Replacement: 18,000 feet
  • Nicholson Street
    • Municipality: Wilkes Barre
    • Main Replacement: 2,650 feet
  • Terrace St. et al
    • Municipality: Honesdale
    • Main Replacement: 4,760 feet
  • Walnut St.
    • Municipality: Williamsport
    • Main Replacement: 2,355 feet
  • Washington Blvd.
    • Municipality: Williamsport
    • Main Replacement: 2,800 feet

Some of these projects, which are scheduled at various times throughout the year, will involve a temporary disruption in natural gas service, at which time UGI will contact customers to inform them of potential shut-off and restoration times.

In addition, UGI will work with municipalities to mitigate any potential disruption in traffic due to road closures and/or detours caused by these projects.

“We truly appreciate the patience of our customers, local residents and business owners as we continue to aggressively work to complete these projects and improve our natural gas delivery system in your communities in 2012,” said Beard.

UGI Penn Natural Gas, headquartered in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, 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.  For more information, visit www.ugi.com, or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/UGIUtilities, Twitter at www.twitter.com/UGI_Utilities and UGI’s blog, “UGI Connection”: http://blog.ugi.com.

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