PORT HURON, Mich., Dec. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- While the countdown moves
closer toward the Year 2000, SEMCO ENERGY GAS COMPANY assures its customers
that it has updated all systems used in the delivery of natural gas to their
homes and businesses. Independent auditors have reviewed SEMCO ENERGY GAS
COMPANY's plans for Y2K compliance.
The company's systems that help assure a safe supply of natural gas are
ready for the new year. Electronic equipment used to line up gas supply and
govern delivery has been reviewed and, where necessary, remediated or replaced
and has manual operation capability as well. In addition, the company spent
hundreds of hours on its contingency plan.
As an extra precaution, all company employees are on standby status
beginning at 8 p.m. Dec. 31 until 8 a.m. Jan. 3 with key personnel on-site.
"We expect a quiet night but we will be there on New Year's Eve to respond
to any unexpected occurrences," said Jon Kosht, President and Chief Operating
Officer of SEMCO ENERGY GAS COMPANY. "Our objective is to make Jan. 1 just
another day for employees and customers. Although we cannot make guarantees,
our customers can be assured of the same quality service over the New Year's
holiday that they expect every other day of the year."
SEMCO ENERGY GAS COMPANY and ENSTAR Natural Gas Company are divisions of
SEMCO ENERGY, Inc., (Nasdaq: SMGS) a diversified energy and infrastructure
company that distributes natural gas to more than 350,000 customers combined
in Michigan and Alaska. SEMCO ENERGY VENTURES, its subsidiary, acquires and
operates business in gas engineering and quality assurance services, pipeline
construction services; propane distribution, intrastate pipelines and natural
gas storage in various regions of the United States.
SOURCE SEMCO ENERGY GAS COMPANY
CONTACT: Francis R. Lieder, Jr. of SEMCO ENERGY GAS COMPANY, 810-987-2200, ext. 4186, or fax, 810-989-4098