Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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PGW shut-offs up

More Philadelphians trying to use space heaters

PGW shut-offs up

CORRECTED: The city-owned Philadelphia Gas Works lists 8,397 occupied homes without gas service at the start of heating season, up from 6,297 last year, according to the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission.

Statewide increase was 17,280, up from 13,639 last year. PUC statement here, data here.

More from PGW here. More about gas shut-offs in tomorrow's Inquirer, from Andrew Maykuth.

An earlier version of this item included only "vacant residence" shut-offs, which in Philadelphia have increased faster than "termination" shut-offs as more homes have gone empty.

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