Contact: Michelle Hollowell
Phone: 907-452-7111
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Interior Gas Utility Celebrates Natural Gas Utility Workers’ Day on March 18th
Fairbanks, AK – The Interior Gas Utility will observe Natural Gas Utility Workers’ Day on March 18, 2019. This is the fourth year in which Natural Gas Utility Workers’ Day has been officially celebrated across the country. This day of recognition is a time when communities such as ours give recognition to the employees who provide one of their most valuable assets—their natural gas utility.

The official Natural Gas Utility Workers’ Day is March 18 because that is the date of the New London, Texas school explosion in 1937 that led to the widespread odorization of natural gas and an increased emphasis on safety. Safety is a vital aspect to natural gas distribution and the employees of distribution companies endeavor to make natural gas delivery as safe as possible.

This annual nationwide event is intended to build public awareness about the hard work done by the employees of natural gas utilities. Our customers recognize the need to access reliable, affordable, safe energy and depend on the service of natural gas utility employees for that need.

Thanks to the hard work and dedication of our Natural Gas Utility Workers, over 1100 residential and commercial customers are currently able to enjoy the benefits of natural gas. Their continued dedication is resulting in the scheduled completion of our large LNG storage project in Fairbanks and a new LNG storage facility in North Pole. The addition of the two storage facilities with an estimated completion in the fall of 2019 will expand access to clean, affordable natural gas in the Fairbanks North Star Borough.

The Interior Gas Utility looks forward to continuing to bring safe, reliable natural gas into your homes and businesses. We also hope you join us in supporting natural gas as a premier energy source for our community. As the cleanest burning fossil fuel, natural gas can help us achieve energy security and build a more competitive economy.

We are here for our community and invite you to join us today in celebrating your local natural gas utility workers. If you have any questions regarding your public natural gas utility or your upcoming energy needs please feel free to contact Michelle Hollowell at 907-452-7111 or by email at