PORT HURON, Mich., Jan. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- SEMCO ENERGY GAS COMPANY is
asking customers to avoid piling snow and ice on gas meters when clearing
sidewalks and driveways.
Heavy buildups of snow and ice on meters and pipes can cause stress that
may lead to gas leaks. Additionally, built-up snow and ice can hinder quick
access to a shut-off valve in an emergency.
Customers also are being asked to carefully clear icicles and other large
amounts of ice from their roofs and around gas meters as a safety precaution.
Falling ice, like heavy ice buildups on meters and pipes, also can cause
stress that may lead to gas leaks.
SEMCO ENERGY, Inc. distributes natural gas to more than 392,000 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 J. Lubbers, Director of Marketing and Corporate
Communications of SEMCO ENERGY GAS COMPANY, +1-810-877-4208/
/Web site: http://www.semcoenergy.com /
CO: SEMCO ENERGY GAS COMPANY
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