MORTON NATURAL GAS UPDATE 2/17/21
The Village of Morton requests that all Morton Gas customers set their thermostats BELOW 68 degrees. It is also recommended that industrial and commercial businesses that utilize Morton Gas consider STOPPING production.
THIS NOTICE IS APPLICABLE THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING EVEN IF TEMPERATURES WARM UP…PRICES WILL REMAIN MULTIPLES OF 3-100 TIMES OR MORE! KEEP THERMOSTATS DOWN!
It seems the rest of the Midwest is catching up to what we’ve been sharing with you for several days! Multiple utilities across the entire Midwest are telling their customers to conserve now. Here is the latest update. While the grid is improving it has a long way to go. Multiple power utilities have instituted rolling blackouts. The cold weather pattern remains firmly in place. Numerous natural gas processing plants are still offline and slowly returning, but not nearly fast enough. Prices will remain at extremely high levels for the next several days at this point even if it warms up! The natural gas system across the Midwest has and will continue to see supply cuts impacting many utilities. It is impossible at this point to determine where the future gas production losses will occur. Please continue to do everything you can to limit usage through the weekend to the extent possible. If we all take action we can minimize the financial impact to each customer. This is an unprecedented event NEVER seen before in the natural gas business.
For those who have already made adjustments you are making a difference. Thanks to Caterpillar, Morton Industries, Matcor and many of our other big users for their efforts this week. Keep up the good work!