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Our agricultural customers rely on continuity of service. Natural gas for farming brings peace of mind with many agricultural needs, such as chicken houses, grain dryers, and extra storage facilities.


Utility Pipeline Natural Gas Service Line Process

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"Natural gas is a more efficient source of heat both for heating and drying grain. Also having that gas line means that there is always gas available and we are never having to worry about propane deliveries and having our tanks filled. The cost savings are tremendous for a grain drying facility."  

JCW Farms Partnership
London, Ohio


 Frequently Asked Questions

UPL personnel and contractors work very hard to keep surface damage and other disruptions to a minimum. Whenever possible, UPL bores beneath roadways to minimize or eliminate the disruption of transportation. Similarly, horizontal boring along easements keeps surface damage to a minimum. By installing lines along the outer edge of easements, damage to individual properties is kept to a minimum. As the distribution lines are installed, professional restoration crews restore the surface and areas affected by the pipeline.

Yes. The distribution lines installed by the co-op meet the construction specifications of regulated gas utilities. In addition, the co-op's line installation is subject to audit by the state's public utility commission. The safety of the residents of your community is the co-op's primary consideration.

All states govern the tariffs (the "rate base") that natural gas utilities are allowed to charge their customers. Most state gas utility tariffs lack any incentive for gas utilities to extend their distribution lines into unserved residential areas. 

Natural gas cooperatives are exempt from regulation by the state's public utility commission ("PUC"). Since the co-op's rates are not subject to PUC jurisdiction and rate base policies, the co-op has the flexibility to install distribution lines that exceed the line extension policies of most gas utilities. Because of the increased flexibility in establishing fees and rates, the co-op can bring cost effective natural gas service to communities that might otherwise not be able to obtain service from a regulated gas utility.

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If you're ready to start experiencing the safest, cleanest, most cost-effective energy source available, we want to get the conversation started. Agricultural customers can also download a customer load form here.