(March 27, 2020) – Atmos Energy is committed to the safety and welfare of our customers, our communities, and our employees while our nation responds to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The majority of our communities are impacted by emergency declarations with many under shelter-in-place orders. During this time, the communities we serve will see us providing essential services to ensure the safety and functionality of our critical infrastructure. As we perform these essential services, our employees are practicing social distancing guidelines so that we limit the spread of Covid-19 to ensure the safety of our employees, customers, and communities. We are working in smaller crews and staying six feet or more away from others as we work. We have also implemented screening precautions to protect our customer and employees.
We are committed to helping our communities. We took the early step to voluntarily suspend natural gas disconnections on customer bills. Earlier today, we announced a $1.5 million donation to quickly stock the shelves at local food banks around the country. We are also partnering with various non-profit agencies, schools, and hospitals throughout our footprint to assist the community. Finally, we have also decided to defer implementation of our current compliance filings in Texas that impact customer rates until at least Sept. 1.
The situation is evolving but our commitment remains the same: safely and reliably delivering natural gas service. Customers with any questions are encouraged to please call us at 888.286.6700. Atmos Energy stands ready to safely serve our customers and take the necessary actions to protect our employees and our communities.
About Atmos Energy
Atmos Energy Corporation is the nation’s largest fully regulated, natural gas-only distributor of safe, clean, efficient and affordable energy. As part of our vision to be the safest provider of natural gas services, we are modernizing our business and our infrastructure while continuing to invest in safety, innovation, environmental sustainability and our communities. An S&P 500 company headquartered in Dallas, Atmos Energy serves more than 3 million distribution customers in over 1,400 communities across eight states and manages proprietary pipeline and storage assets, including one of the largest intrastate natural gas pipeline systems in Texas. Find us online at http://www.atmosenergy.com