Black Hills Energy is asking its customers to conserve natural gas because of the bitter cold weather.
Black Hills serves Castle Rock, Fountain, Monument, Woodland Park and several other Colorado communities
The company asks customers to lower thermostats to 60 degrees at bedtime and keep them at 65 during the day, now through Thursday
They also ask customers to delay laundry and dish washing or wash only full loads to limit water heater operation and if possible, conserve hot water by taking a shower instead of a bath.
Colorado Springs Utilities expects to have sufficient gas supplies, despite the near record demand for natural gas. Tuesday’s usage is expected to be nearly 235 million cubic feet, more than twice the amount consumed on an average winter day.