City of Fulton Asking Residents to Reduce Natural Gas Usage

The City of Fulton is asking its residents to reduce their natural gas usage after finding frozen gas wells in nearby states are causing a decrease in supply.

The officials held a press conference last night (Friday) saying their natural gas supplier contacted them yesterday (Friday) afternoon, telling them the likely spike in gas prices will be coming next week, because of the cold weather.

Many of the wells located in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas were freezing out.

Fulton has adjusted its reserve to account for the spike in prices and reached out to other cities in mid-Missouri, encouraging they do the same.

Fulton director of administration Bill Johnson said as of now he does not think gas rates will have to be adjusted, however that could change depending on how long the cold weather lasts.