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The original item was published from 2/15/2021 1:49:51 PM to 2/20/2021 12:00:01 AM.
Posted on: February 15, 2021
[ARCHIVED] Natural Gas Usage - Monday's Update
We have good news again, so to speak. We have confirmed yesterday's gas usage for the City of Perryville was just below our contracted maximum quantities, but just barely. Our cushion between Yesterdays usage and our maximum allowed was less than 3%. We have made it through three days and are nearing the end of the frigid cold. Wednesday is supposed to be up to 23° and Friday is projected at a balmy 28°. It only gets warmer from there.
Please do not quit Perryville. Please do whatever you can to reduce natural gas usage until we get through this and it is possible we still could. As a comparison, multiple states have already declared emergencies; Jackson, Mississippi, is literally colder at this moment than Juno Alaska; Texas officials have ordered black outs across the state after record demand on the state's electric grid; and many, many cities are worrying about natural gas prices. If we look for a bright spot, our advantage up to this point is we were given a little notice and had some ability to influence the impacts of this emergency here locally. Keep it up!