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Growth good for gas utility customers and counties’ future


Tommy Bible speaks to the Newport Kiwanis Club where he is a member
about the steady growth of Jefferson Cocke County Utility District. Bible
has been general manager of the public utility since 1990.
Published: 6:12 PM, 07/05/2013 Last updated: 6:13 PM, 07/05/2013

Author: David Popiel
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

Speaking to the Newport Kiwanis Club on Tuesday, local gas utility manager Tommy Bible described how growth for natural gas and propane services has been good for customers and the area’s future.

Jefferson Cocke County Utility District began serving the two-county area in 1956 as a public utility, but even until 1990 had just 3,800 customers for its clean-burning energy. Today, the combined natural gas and propane customer base exceeds 12,200.

Bible explained how a long-term growth plan adopted by the board of commissioners 23 years ago has resulted in this growth. In 1990 the plant and gas line system assets were $9.9 million.

For more details, please see the weekend edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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