The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

Montour County

March 11, 2014

Councilman: UGI program could bring natural gas to Riverside

RIVERSIDE — A member of Riverside Borough Council will contact UGI to see if a new $75 million pilot program of theirs will help bring natural gas to the community.

Council member John Domanski mentioned the new program during council’s meeting March 3. UGI’s Growth Extension Tariff, or GET Gas program, will spend $15 million over five years to provide natural gas to individuals and small businesses who currently do not have access to the service, according to a UGI press release.

Domanski said he wants to contact UGI to see if Riverside can take advantage of the program.

“We have to be aggressive and hope they want to invest some money here in Riverside first,” he said.

According to UGI’s press release, areas served by the Get Gas program need to meet certain minimum economic requirements.

Domanski is currently heading a committee within the borough to explore ways to bring natural gas to Riverside.

The GET Gas program will also allow customers to pay a monthly surcharge over time as opposed to paying a full cost up front. According to UGI’s press release, they expect the GET Gas program to be available to customers in early fall.

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