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MidAmerican Asks Us to Conserve Natural Gas

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As the frigid temperatures continue, MidAmerican Energy is asking its customers to try to limit their use of natural gas. The company says its systems are operating as expected, but the flow of natural gas to our area has been affected by frozen wells in the southern U.S.

To manage the supply of natural gas, MidAmerican is working with its largest customers to ensure un-interrupted gas service for residential customers. As temperatures rise over the next few days, the issue is expected to resolve itself.

The company says even small adjustments by homeowners will help to ensure that natural gas is available. Simply lowering thermostats by a few degrees can help.

The arctic conditions have also affected regional electric power generation in some states, though MidAmerican customers are connected to a different portion of the electric grid that is not currently experiencing the same challenges.