February 19, 2021

AOG shutting off natural gas to some businesses with little warning

Arkansas Oklahoma Gas Corp. (AOG) is shutting off gas supplies to some businesses with little…

Arkansas Oklahoma Gas Corp. (AOG) is shutting off gas supplies to some businesses with little notice.AOG is experiencing cuts to its gas supply from its providers, a news release from the company said. Those providers indicate the gas supply will be decreased by a third.It also shut down its CNG stations in the Fort Smith area.”Unfortunately, we’ve been notified that our gas supply is being reduced due to circumstances beyond our control,” Fred Kirkwood, Chief Customer Office, was quoted as saying in a news release.”In order to do everything possible to preserve gas access to our most critical customers including homes, hospitals, churches, and other human needs organizations, industrial customers must reduce their gas load to zero and we are urging residential customers to lower their thermostats before bed tonight and limit their gas usage tomorrow morning during peak demand hours of 5am and 9am.” AOG asked people to keep the thermostat lower than usual, and down to 60 degrees overnight or when no one is home.It also asked people to turn the water heater down to 120 degrees, clear space around registers, and insulate any areas of the home that may have leaks.

Arkansas Oklahoma Gas Corp. (AOG) is shutting off gas supplies to some businesses with little notice.

AOG is experiencing cuts to its gas supply from its providers, a news release from the company said. Those providers indicate the gas supply will be decreased by a third.

It also shut down its CNG stations in the Fort Smith area.

“Unfortunately, we’ve been notified that our gas supply is being reduced due to circumstances beyond our control,” Fred Kirkwood, Chief Customer Office, was quoted as saying in a news release.

“In order to do everything possible to preserve gas access to our most critical customers including homes, hospitals, churches, and other human needs organizations, industrial customers must reduce their gas load to zero and we are urging residential customers to lower their thermostats before bed tonight and limit their gas usage tomorrow morning during peak demand hours of 5am and 9am.”

AOG asked people to keep the thermostat lower than usual, and down to 60 degrees overnight or when no one is home.

It also asked people to turn the water heater down to 120 degrees, clear space around registers, and insulate any areas of the home that may have leaks.