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Clearwater Gas System Celebrates Public Natural Gas Week October 7-13, 2012

10/3/2012 2:58:00 PM

Contact: Lisa Brown, 562-4980, ext. 7456


October 3, 2012


Lisa Brown, (727) 562-4980, x7456

Clearwater Gas System Celebrates Public Natural Gas Week

October 7-13, 2012

CLEARWATER, Fla. – Clearwater Gas System will observe National Public Natural Gas Week from October 7-13, 2012. This annual nationwide event is intended to build public awareness about the value of having a community-owned natural gas utility.

There are approximately 1,000 public gas systems serving more than five million customers. These 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.

Why your public natural gas utility is good for the community:

• Local Control: Having a public gas system gives a community local control over how gas is provided to homes and businesses. Decisions are made through citizen participation instead of being made in a distant city by people who don’t understand local issues and who are primarily focused on profits, not service.

• Environmentally Friendly: Clearwater Gas System provides environmentally friendly natural gas energy that is preferred by homeowners and business owners for its efficiency, reliability, and sustainability which stimulates economic growth and savings to the local community.

• Economic Benefits: As a public gas system we play a valuable role helping communities broaden its tax base and in turn improve the local economy and increase jobs. Public gas systems ensure that local dollars stay at home.

• Efficient Transportation Fuel Source: Vehicle emissions contribute to two significant problems facing our country today: urban air pollution and climate change. A change must be made to ensure the health of our communities today and the health of our environment tomorrow. Fortunately, clean-burning natural gas is a proven and increasingly available vehicle fuel that can significantly improve local air quality and reduce greenhouse gases.

Thank you for supporting Clearwater Gas System. We look forward to continuing to bring safe, reliable natural gas into your homes and businesses. We also hope you join us in supporting natural gas as a premier energy source for our country. As the cleanest burning fossil fuel, it can help us achieve energy security and build a more competitive economy.

If you would like to learn more about the benefits of natural gas and how your public gas system works, please visit our website at