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Summit Utilities Experiencing Gas Outages on Little Rock System Due to Extreme Temperatures

Dec 23, 2022
by Summit Utilities

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (December 23, 2022)– Due to extreme cold weather conditions, Summit Utilities Arkansas (Summit) is experiencing a gas outage in the Rock Creek area of Little Rock, west of Napa Valley and Hinson Road. Crews have been dispatched to the area and are working to address the situation as quickly as possible. At this time Summit believes approximately 100 customers have been impacted. 


“Our teams have been working around the clock to prepare for this week’s cold temperatures. Despite that fact, the extremely cold temperatures have caused one of our regulator stations to freeze, impacting the flow of gas to our customers,” said Fred Kirkwood, Chief Customer Experience Officer. “We apologize for the inconvenience and are working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.” 


For those that need it, the City of Little Rock has set up a warming station at West Central Community Center at 8616 Colonel Glenn Rd., Little Rock, AR 72204. You can call the warming station at 501-379-1890. We will continue to keep you informed.  


Background on Summit Utilities, Inc.’s Recent Acquisition: 

Summit Utilities Inc. (SUI) finalized its acquisition of CenterPoint Energy’s distribution assets in Arkansas, Oklahoma and the Texarkana, Texas area on January 10, 2022. The gas distribution systems included in the transaction serve approximately 525,000 customers in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas, and include 17,000 miles of gas main pipeline across those three states. As part of the acquisition, SUI has welcomed nearly 600 CenterPoint team members to the company. 

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Background on Summit Utilities, Inc.

Summit Utilities, Inc. owns natural gas distribution and transmission subsidiaries that operate in Arkansas, Colorado, Maine, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas. The company provides safe, clean and affordable natural gas to businesses and residents in six states through Arkansas Oklahoma Gas, Colorado Natural Gas, Summit Natural Gas of Maine, Summit Natural Gas of Missouri, Summit Utilities Arkansas, and Summit Utilities Oklahoma. Each of SUI’s natural gas distribution and transmission subsidiaries constructs and installs natural gas distribution systems with the goal of supporting economic development by providing clean-burning, safe and reliable natural gas to residential and commercial customers through exceptional customer service and commitment to community. Overall, SUI entities serve approximately 625,000 customers and operate more than 23,400 miles of pipeline.



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