SEMCO ENERGY GAS COMPANY Asks Customers to Keep Meters Clear of Snow and Ice

PORT HURON, Mich., Feb 14, 2007 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- 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 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.


Analysts Contact: Thomas Connelly, Assistant Treasurer & Director of Investor Relations, +1-248-458-6163, or Media Contact: Timothy Lubbers, Director of Marketing & Corporate Communications, +1-810-887-4208, both of SEMCO ENERGY GAS COMPANY

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release regarding SEMCO Energy's business which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report or Form 10-K for the most recently ended fiscal year.