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Red River Valley Asked to Conserve Gas

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Minnesota Energy Resources and Xcel Energy are both asking customers in the Red River Valley to immediately begin reducing their use of natural gas.

A pipeline erupted in Canada early Saturday morning that serves as a major supplier to this region. As a result, all utilities are working together to reduce use on their systems as much as possible.

Specifically, residential customers are asked to use take as many of these actions as possible until further notice:

.    Use alternate heating fuels if possible

.    Turn down thermostats

.    Avoid using gas hot water

.    Avoid using gas clothes dryers

 Many industrial and large customers have taken action to reduce their usage of natural gas.

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