PORT HURON, Mich., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- SEMCO ENERGY GAS COMPANY is
alerting customers of possible deceptive marketing tactics targeting natural
gas customers in SEMCO ENERGY service areas.
The Gas Company has received complaints of customers being contacted by
people claiming to be marketing natural gas contracts to residential and
business customers and implying they are associated with SEMCO ENERGY.
SEMCO ENERGY does not solicit residential or commercial customers for
natural gas contracts. Customers are advised to be extremely cautious about
any personal information they provide in telephone solicitations. If you have
questions about being contacted by someone representing SEMCO ENERGY, please
call 1-800-624-2019 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. All SEMCO
ENERGY field personnel carry SEMCO ENERGY photo identification.
SEMCO ENERGY customers have the option to buy their natural gas from a
third-party provider, however, SEMCO ENERGY does not solicit customers to sign
up for the Customer Choice program. The Michigan Public Service Commission
(MPSC) provides a list of all natural gas marketers licensed in Michigan on
the MPSC web site: http://www.cis.state.mi.us/mpsc/gas/choice.htm. The site
includes a tab showing eligible Customer Choice marketers active in SEMCO
ENERGY service areas.
Information about Customer Choice, including suggested questions to
consider when selecting a third-party provider, is also available on the SEMCO
ENERGY GAS COMPANY web site, www.semcoenergygas.com. Just select Residential
Service then Customer Choice from the Navigation Bar.
SEMCO ENERGY, Inc. distributes natural gas to more than 400,000 customers
combined in Michigan, as SEMCO ENERGY GAS COMPANY, and in Alaska, as ENSTAR
Natural Gas Company. It also owns and operates businesses involved in propane
distribution, intrastate pipelines and natural gas storage in various regions
of the United States.
The following is a "Safe-Harbor" statement under the Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995. This release contains forward-looking
statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Statements that are not
historic facts, including statements about the Company's outlook, beliefs,
plans, goals and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Factors that
may impact forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the
effects of weather, the economic climate, competition, commodity prices,
changing conditions in the capital markets, regulatory approval processes,
success in obtaining new business, success in defending claims against the
Company, and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's
Securities and Exchange Commission filings.
SOURCE SEMCO ENERGY GAS COMPANY
CONTACT: Timothy Lubbers, Director of Marketing & Corporate
Communications of SEMCO ENERGY GAS COMPANY, 810-887-4208