Con Edison hits new natural gas distribution record on wintery weather heating demands

Source: Con Edison

Con Edison's residential and business customers needed a record amount of natural gas to get through a cold, snowy January and the company delivered. 

Con Edison delivered 25.14 million dekatherms of gas to its distribution customers last month. That broke the company's old record of 23.86 million dekatherms in January 2009. 

December 2010 ranks third on the all-time Con Edison list. The company delivered 23.76 million dekatherms that month. 

In addition, counting the delivery of natural gas to electric and steam generation facilities, Con Edison set monthly, daily and hourly records in January. The monthly delivery was 36.77 million dekatherms. The company set the daily record on Jan. 13 by delivering 1.34 million dekatherms and the hourly record at 8 a.m. Jan. 10 with the delivery of 66,431 dekatherms. 

Con Edison is a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc. (NYSE:ED), one of the nation's largest investor-owned energy companies, with approximately $13 billion in annual revenues and $35 billion in assets. The utility provides electric, gas and steam service to more than three million customers in New York City and Westchester County, New York.

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