temperatures dip near or below zero tonight, will you
and your family be able to keep warm?
weather has utility companies from New York to
Connecticut scrambling to keep up with the escalated use
of natural gas. Utilities in both states are asking
"interruptible customers" to change from natural gas to
oil heat to conserve natural gas usage. In Connecticut,
local suppliers say UCONN Medical Center in Farmington
and Yale University are being asked to turn off their
natural gas or else face "penalties."
Guilford, President of Connecticut Energy Marketers
Association or CEMA, says this only fuels the fire that
home heating oil is more reliable and that the endless
supply of natural gas that utilities boast of is a
bogus, empty promise.
" This just
acknowledges the fact that utilities don't have enough
natural gas to go around despite their empty promises.
This needs to be a serious wake-up call for state
leaders considering a 6.8 billion dollar state energy
plan which would only increase the utility monopoly
stronghold in Connecticut by converting more homes in
Connecticut to natural gas. What will happen then when
there's not enough natural gas to go around and the
state has put even more home heating oil dealers out of
business with this plan? What will happen
then?" ~Gene Guilford, CEO & President of CEMA.