October 29, 2012 at 3:15 PM
UNION, NJ – Oct. 29, 2012 – Elizabethtown Gas continues to monitor the progress of Hurricane Sandy, and has taken all necessary precautions to help maintain safe and reliable natural gas service to customers. Elizabethtown Gas personnel are strategically situated throughout the service area, and are prepared to respond quickly to emergencies as they arise.
Due to the potential of flooding, particularly in coastal and low-lying areas, Elizabethtown Gas reminds customers of steps to take to ensure their safety around natural gas appliances.
· If natural gas appliances are under water, customers are advised not to operate their appliances until they have been inspected by a qualified plumber or heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) professional to conduct a safety inspection. For information on qualified natural gas contractors, call Energy Connections at 1- 877-737-2477 or visit www.elizabethtowngas.com/DealerLocator.aspx.
· If customers’ natural gas meters or appliances have been underwater, customers should report it to the Elizabethtown Gas Customer Care Center at 1-800-242-5830.
· If customers smell gas, immediately leave the affected area and call the Elizabethtown Gas 24-hour emergency response line, at 1-800-492-4009 from a safe location. Never try to identify the source of a leak. Elizabethtown Gas wants to ensure customers that their natural gas service will be restored in a prompt manner once flood water recedes and it is safe for Elizabethtown Gas personnel to enter homes or businesses.
For additional severe weather information, visit www.elizabethtowngas.com/.
About Elizabethtown Gas
Elizabethtown Gas, a wholly owned subsidiary of AGL Resources (NYSE: GAS), provides natural gas delivery service to approximately 276,000 residential, business and industrial natural gas customers in New Jersey. In operation since 1855, the company serves parts of Union, Middlesex, Sussex, Warren, Hunterdon, Morris and Mercer counties. For more information, visit www.elizabethtowngas.com
About AGL Resources
AGL Resources (NYSE: GAS) is an Atlanta-based energy services holding company with operations in natural gas distribution, retail operations, wholesale services, midstream operations and cargo shipping. As the nation’s largest natural gas-only distributor based on customer count, AGL Resources serves approximately 4.5 million utility customers through its regulated distribution subsidiaries in seven states. The company also serves more than 1 million retail customers through its SouthStar Energy Services joint venture and Nicor National, which markets natural gas and related home services. Other non-utility businesses include asset management for natural gas wholesale customers through Sequent Energy Management, ownership and operation of natural gas storage facilities, and ownership of Tropical Shipping, one of the largest containerized cargo carriers serving the Bahamas and Caribbean region. AGL Resources is a member of the S&P 500 Index. For more information, visit www.aglresources.com.