South Jersey Gas Press Releases

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NJBPU Approves Rate Changes for South Jersey Gas

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities today approved changes to several of South Jersey Gas’ rate mechanisms. These rate changes are being driven by investments focused on improving safety, reliability and service for customers and also by unusual spikes in natural gas prices due to the harsh weather conditions experienced in the Northeast last winter.

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South Jersey Gas Receives NJBPU Approval for Storm Hardening and Reliability Program

South Jersey Gas, subsidiary of South Jersey Industries (NYSE:SJI), received New Jersey Board of Public Utilities approval today for the company’s Storm Hardening and Reliability Program. With its SHARP program, SJG will invest $103.5 million over the next three years to enhance and protect its infrastructure in advance of future significant weather events.

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South Jersey Gas today filed a petition seeking to recover natural gas costs caused by high demand from this year’s extreme winter weather and unprecedented spikes in natural gas prices in the Northeast market area. The company filed with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities for an increase to its Basic Gas Supply Service rate.

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South Jersey Gas received approval today from the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to continue its Conservation Incentive Program. The CIP is designed to encourage conservation while protecting the company from the financial impact of reduced sales volumes.

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South Jersey Gas Experiences Record Sendout

With temperatures averaging 12 degrees on January 3 and 11 degrees on January 7, South Jersey Gas set back-to-back records for a single day sendout. On January 3, customers used 452,194 decatherms of natural gas and on January 7 they used an unprecedented 495,056 decatherms. These new milestones broke the company's former single day record of 437,190 decatherms used last year during January.

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