Published On: Fri, Jan 12th, 2018

Bitter cold produces record-high gas deliveries

Increased usage will spur higher energy bills compared to last winter.

Increased usage will spur higher energy bills compared to last winter.Indianapolis, Ind. – Extreme temperatures the last half of December 2017 through the first half of January this year have led to gas usage in volumes of record delivery. Gas delivered through Vectren’s 13,300-mile pipeline network to its 587,000 customers in central Indiana from December 15, 2017 through January 15, 2018 is projected to be the highest every delivered.

“It goes without saying the bitter cold weather has forced furnaces to work harder, and the spike in gas deliveries demonstrates just how cold it’s has been over the past few weeks,” said Mike Roeder, president of Vectren Energy Delivery of Indiana – North.

The average customer will see a bill that is around 30 percent higher than the bill they received during this same four-week period last year.

“With usage up this sharply, customers will see higher bills than last winter, and we encourage those that are challenged to pay to reach out to us for payment options,” added Roeder. “On a positive note, low gas prices and reliable delivery prove that natural gas is a great solution for customers, even in the bitter cold when a record volume was delivered. Safe and reliable delivery is enhanced with the Smart Energy Future infrastructure projects that Vectren continues to perform on our energy delivery system.”

Customers who need assistance managing costs should contact Vectren at 1-800-227-1376. Qualifying customers can set up a payment arrangement whereby they can pay the bill in smaller increments over a set period of time. This is a free service with no interest charges. In addition, Vectren can offer guidance on income-qualified energy assistance. Energy efficiency tips and resources can be found at

Source: Vectren

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