With Oncor's Rolling Blackouts Done (For Now), Let's Turn to Atmos's "Curtailment Order"

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Red Oak Kid
It may get (one whole degree) above freezing Friday -- when there's also a 30-percent shot at snow. Which is why Atmos is now concerned about folks draining its supply of natural gas. For now, at least, all's well, says John Paris, president of Atmos Energy Mid-Tex Division. "Our system has performed admirably due to a lot of preparation," says this afternoon's release. But he also notes this:
"A curtailment order was issued for noon today by Atmos Energy. We are either curtailing or interrupting all industrial customers North of I-30 in the Dallas, Rockwall, and Tarrant counties. In addition, all industrial customers are curtailed or interrupted in Denton, Collin, Cooke and Grayson counties. This curtailment order to industrials is issued to ensure adequate supply to our residential and commercial customers."
There's also a list of energy-saving measures -- like, say, dialing down the thermostat to 65. Say what now?
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cp
cp

I've been keeping my thermostat at 60- should it be higher??

Derelict
Derelict

i thought T Boone said we had 4300 trillion cubic feet

Larry
Larry

What. A. Fiasco. The list of incompetent jackasses is endless in this.

Mike
Mike

Hey Robert, what about the US Mail? Haven't been by in two days. What happened to rain, snow, sleet hail?

bigtex
bigtex

hey we live right off of swiss too and havent lost power at all and got our netflix today!!! Just watched the entire last season of King of Queens......I teared up alittle bit.

downtowner
downtowner

My boyfriend has plenty of natural gas. Atmos can borrow him for free.

G_David
G_David

So far I've dodged any gas curtailment in my E. Dallas 'hood a few blocks off Swiss Ave. And luckily, the clock on my microwave tells me that I didn't have any electrical outages either while at work. For some reason, I live in the one little pocket in the metroplex where the electricity has not gone out once in 5 1/2 years, regardless of spring or winter storms. Maybe it's payback for having to chain up anything worth more than $5 outside of my house.

Ron Heitt
Ron Heitt

This is just more BS from the energy companies to build their case for an upcoming rate hike. If the facts were known they have a lot more generation capacity than they actually used today. Just wish 60 Minutes or some investigative reporter would get involved in this sham. The execs at Oncor should be put in jail for this fantacy outage.

TimCov
TimCov

Since the rolling blackouts killed my furnace, using more gas to run my stove to heat my house is my only option right now.

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