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Columbia Gas Company
1809 Coyote Drive
Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania and Columbia Gas of Maryland are subsidiaries of NiSource Inc., the second largest natural gas distributor in the U.S. Nearly 900 Columbia Gas employees comprise our growing network. We serve more than 410,000 customers in 27 ...
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Ray Frank, spokesman for ...
Ray Frank, spokesman for Columbia Gas, said in the afternoon that crews were working on the gas line repair and would be for several hours.
He also said he expected to have the work completed by the evening.
At 7:57 p.m., Frank confirmed via email that crews were finishing up repairs to the damaged gas main.
He also said additional gas line work is planned in the area in the next few weeks in conjunction with the ongoing road improvement project.
This work will continue for six to eight weeks, he said.
Frank said via email the road was already restricted to one lane because of the road project in progress before the gas line was hit.
However, he expected that one lane to quickly reopen, if it hasnt already, he said Wednesday night.
"We have to shut off the ...
"We have to shut off the gas lines to the affected areas completely, purge the lines and then slowly reintroduce gas back into the system," said Columbia Gas spokesman Ray Frank this week.
"We have to shut off the ...
"We have to shut off the gas lines to the affected areas completely, purge the lines and then slowly reintroduce gas back into the system," said Columbia Gas Spokesman Ray Frank.
noted that all Columbia Gas repair crews work in two-man teams, drive marked vehicles, and have photo identification.
There really isnt any reason for ...
There really isnt any reason for a person to have their electricity or natural gas utility service interrupted through the winter, said Ray Frank, spokesman at the Lorain County offices of Columbia Gas.
The utility companies have a boatload of programs to help consumers keep their utilities turned on, Frank said.
But it takes action by customers to use them, he said.
The hardest thing utility companies face is trying to get consumers to reach out, Frank said, and social service agencies face the same challenge.
They have to call, they have to write, they have to reach out and contact the utility companies that provide those services, Frank said about homeowners and tenants dealing with tight finances.
Some people dont reach out because they feel other people are even worse off.
Among the social service workers, they tell me pride is a factor, Frank said.
No one wants to be perceived as being on some type of assistance program, he added.
Columbia Gas offers WarmChoice, a home energy inspection and weatherization program for qualifying customers, Frank said.
The inspection process and taking actions to save energy and reduce energy loss can cut consumers bills by an average of 30 percent, he
Consumers can just call us and we can connect them with these programs that are available, Frank