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Clearwater Gas System Celebrates National Public Natural Gas Week

10/2/2013 2:45:29 PM

Contact: Lisa Brown, (727) 562-4980, ext. 7456


October 2, 2013


Lisa Brown

(727) 562-4980, ext. 7456

Clearwater Gas System Celebrates National Public Gas Week

CLEARWATER, Fla. – Clearwater Gas System will observe National Public Natural Gas Week from Oct. 6-12, 2013. This annual nationwide event is intended to build public awareness about the value of having a community-owned natural gas utility. The purpose of this celebration is to raise awareness about the many benefits that a community-owned natural gas distribution system provides its residents.

There are approximately 1,000 public gas systems serving more than five million customers in the United States. Public gas utilities are not-for-profit retail distribution entities that are owned by and accountable to the citizens they serve. They include municipal gas distribution systems, public utility districts, county districts, and other public agencies that have natural gas distribution facilities.

For some, the role of the Gas System may be undervalued, but there are some very important benefits that public gas systems provide their community. While many utilities are cutting back on customer service and sales activities, Clearwater Gas System maintains a leading role as a vibrant, community-based energy provider (since 1923). As a valuable contributor to the community, Clearwater Gas System is dedicated to continually improving and expanding services to meet customers’ energy needs. Clearwater Gas System provides economic development opportunities and green energy solutions – and also offers the most reliable and economical energy resource that comes from here in America.

In honor of the weeklong celebration, Clearwater’s City Council will issue a Public Natural Gas Week Proclamation on Oct. 3. The public is invited to stop by the Sales Office at 711 Maple St. to receive a free 2014 wall calendar as a token of appreciation.

“This year marked Clearwater Gas System’s 90th Anniversary and we are proud of our rich history as well as the opportunity to provide natural and propane gas service to homeowners and business owners in Pinellas and Pasco Counties,” says Chuck Warrington, Managing Director.

Clearwater Gas System is the fourth largest municipal gas system in Florida and ranks 35th out of nearly 1,000 public gas systems in the United States.