|Published: 8:47 AM, 02/07/2013
Author: David Popiel
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
Despite recent colder days both December and January were
warmer than normal and that did not help utilities generate revenue.
Jefferson Cocke County Utility District sold less natural
gas during the warmer December, utility General Manager Tommy Bible reported to
the board of commissioners. But a future contract with a pipeline company could
be worth millions of dollars in savings to local ratepayers and offset revenues
The first winter month had 660 degree days where 722 is
normal. The last warmer Decembers were in 2007 and 2001. And, Dec. 2010 with
1,048 degree days was the second coldest in 30 years.
January was 24 percent warmer than normal and continued
December's warming trend," said Bible, reporting that total natural gas
(NG) sales are down slightly to 1,547,522 thousand cubic feet (mcf) from April
1 thru Dec.
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