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New Mexico is Running Out of Natural Gas Right Now

 
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New Mexico is Running Out of Natural Gas Right Now
The cause is the rolling blackouts in WEST TEXAS.

The temperature here in ABQ, NM is 7 degrees with full bright sunshine.....only 7 degrees.

See the report here from the gas company:

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Emergency Updates and Resources
The most complete and up-to-date-information, including affected service areas and assistance and emergency shelters, is being made available for our customers here. This page will be continually updated as new information becomes available. (Last update at 10:58 am)

Service Disruptions
2/3/2011 9:02 AM
At this time, service is disrupted in Espanola, affecting about 2,600 customers.

2/3/2011 8:07 AM
New Mexico Gas Company continues to work to preserve natural gas service to as many customers as possible. At this time, natural service is being disrupted in Bernalillo and Placitas, affecting 9,000 customers; and in Taos, Questa and Red River areas, affecting 10,800 customers.

2/3/2011 7:58 AM
Natural gas has been disrupted at Coronado Village Mobile Home Park at 8401 Pan American Fwy in Albuquerque, affecting 200 customers. There are also isolated and sporadic incidents in the Albuquerque metro area at this time.

2/3/2011 6:39 AM
Natural gas service is currently disrupted in northern sections of Silver City, affecting 750 customers. New Mexico Gas Company is working with city officials and agencies now and information on emergency shelters and assistance will be available soon.

2/3/2011 5:30 AM
At this time, natural gas service has been disrupted to customers in Otero County. The affected areas currently include residents and businesses north of County Road 545 into Tularosa, the Village of Tularosa and La Luz, and northern sections of Alamogordo. Approximately, 2,500 customers have been affected. Natural gas has also been curtailed in Alamogordo public schools and the recreation center.

New Mexico Gas Company has been taking steps to maintain service to as many customers as possible. The extremely cold weather has peaked demand for natural gas and we will continue to work to maintain and restore service as quickly as possible.

Text messages and calls: New Mexico Gas Company is not calling or texting customers about service disruptions. If you receive a call or text message from an anonymous source, these are not New Mexico Gas Company communications. Unless you are listed in the affected areas above, please be assured that the gas is still flowing to your area.

Cause: Rolling black-outs in West Texas have impeded the delivery of natural gas coming into New Mexico. Our pipeline system is intact and our crews are working to minimize the impact of this temporary situation.

When gas will be restored: We will keep you informed as soon as we know when we can begin to restore service. New Mexico Gas Company service technicians and engineers from across the state will be assisting efforts to restore service. In order to restore service, New Mexico Gas Company technicians will need to relight each home and business individually. A blue tag will be left to schedule a relight if you aren't home when our technicians visit.

Safety: The safety of our customers is of top concern. New Mexico Gas Company has been working with National, County and State emergency services and officials, as well as local assistance agencies.

Emergency Shelters
Emergency shelters have been set up at these locations for residents unable to safely remain at home. These heated facilities will have costs, blankets, food and water, and other emergency relief in coordination with the Red Cross and/or National Guard.

* Alamogordo: Alamogordo Civic Center at 800 East First Street, at the corner of South Florida and First Street.
* Silver City: Grants County Conference Center at 3050 Hwy 180E (next to Ace Hardware); phone: 575-388-3180
* Questa: Alta Vista Elementary School gym at 2556 State Road 522
* Espanola: Beatrice Martinez Senior Center at 735 Vietnam Veterans Way
* Red River: Fire Station at 100 E. Main
* Red River: Faith Mountain Fellowship Church at 100 S. Copper King Trail

Recommendations:
At this time, residents are encouraged to remain in their homes if they can and if they have safe alternative sources of heat to keep warm, such as electric heaters, wood or pellet stoves, and electric blankets.

Residents are cautioned NOT to use unvented heaters, grills, propane or kerosene heaters or camp stoves inside their homes or enclosed spaces, as these can result in carbon monoxide poisoning.

Please check on your neighbors and friends, especially the elderly, sick or homebound.

For Assistance:
Anyone who needs assistance or help getting to an emergency shelter, please call --

In Alamogordo and Otero County:

* Alamogordo Department of Public Safety: 575-439-4300
* Otero County Sheriff: 575-437-2210
* Tularosa Police Dept.: 575-585-2704

In Silver City:

* Convention Center: 575-388-1198, Ext. 10 (no charge)
* Corre Caminos: 575-388-3180 ($2.50 and 50 cents each additional person at same address)

In Questa:

* Mayor's Office: 575-586-0694 or 586-1610

In Espanola:

* Regional Transporation Office: 757-753-2992

In Red River

* Town Hall: 575-754-2277
Anonymous Coward (OP)
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Re: New Mexico is Running Out of Natural Gas Right Now
Allegedly NM is the coldest state in the union right now...even colder than Alaska.

The heavy usage of gas due to the extreme cold for this area
sustained over a very large geographical area is unprecedented and these cold temps have not occurred for decades .........apparently the gas company doesn't quite know what to do about all of this.
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02/03/2011 02:03 PM
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This outage is across a large geographical area as

Alamagordo and Silver city are way south of here and

Espanola and Red River are way north of here.
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02/03/2011 02:09 PM
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Damn, this is worthy of a bump
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02/03/2011 02:12 PM
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OP, you in New Mexico?
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OP, you in New Mexico?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1029269



Yes.......outskirts of Albuquerque.

Bernalillo is already out of gas and I am about 8 miles from there.
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02/03/2011 02:16 PM
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My daughter called me to tell me about an announcement she heard on TV warning residents of ABQ and Rio Rancho about possibly losing their gas today ......to some 20,000 customers due to this supply/delivery problem caused by west Texas rolling blackouts.

She told me to take a shower and wash my hair cause we would probably lose our gas.

From what DD said apparently this has never happened in NM before and the gas company doesn't know quite what to do about it.

I wonder how long delivery will be interruped.

Well, anyway now I know where our natural gas originates from.
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02/03/2011 02:18 PM
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jUST ANNOUNCED ON LOCAL NEWS TV THAT:......

All non essential state workers have been released to go home early by the governor allegedly due to cold weather but my guess is.............

BECAUSE WE ARE RUNNING OUT OF FREAKING NATURAL GAS.
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02/03/2011 02:19 PM
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I live just south of durango in northern NM and it is damn cold here.... accuweather.com says it is 13degrees F but he breeze makes it feel much colder.
i'm doing my part to save gas... thermostat down to 65 in my house.

verycold
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02/03/2011 02:19 PM
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WTF? There's a "New" Mexico???
"I once put instant coffee in the microwave... I almost went back in time."

"I do not see coincidence, I see Providence."

"To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders."
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THE WORST OF THIS COLD WAVE IS OVER AND WILL BEGIN WARM UP FROM NOW ON SO FOR THE GOVERNOR TO........TODAY RELEASE NON ESSENTIAL WORKERS EARLY TO GO HOME MEANS SOMETHING BIG............LIKE THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE TO GO OUT AND FIND SOME KIND OF ALTERNATIVE HEAT SOURCE IS THEY DON'T HAVE ONE.
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UPDATE FROM NEW MEXICO GAS CO.

NOW INCLUDES PUEBLO'S OUT OF GAS

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[link to www.nmgco.com (secure)]
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02/03/2011 02:23 PM
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I THINK I BETTER GO PICK UP ANOTHER PORTABLE ELECTRIC HEATER CAUSE THERE IS GOING TO BE A RUN ON THEM TODAY AT EVERY LOWE'S, HOME DEPOT, K-MART, WALMART AND TARGET.
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Re: New Mexico is Running Out of Natural Gas Right Now
Im in Taos NM,

All of the heaters at Walmart and all the hardware stores were sold out hours ago, people are driving south to Santa Fe to try to find some...

Have a big tank of propane myself but am connected to the local power company, and with all of these people plugging in heaters across the area good chance the power will go down as well...5a
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Im in Taos NM,

All of the heaters at Walmart and all the hardware stores were sold out hours ago, people are driving south to Santa Fe to try to find some...

Have a big tank of propane myself but am connected to the local power company, and with all of these people plugging in heaters across the area good chance the power will go down as well...5a
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1197680



JUST NOW ON LOCAL TV NEWS.......

THE COLD IS TAKING A TOLL ON THE POWER COMPANY.

OF ALL PLACES IN THE USA .....NM IS THE LAST PLACE I WOULD HAVE THOUGHT WOULD GET INTO A TOTAL HEAT SOURCE SITUATION.

THIS IS REALLY GETTING BAD AS IT APPEARS TO BE SPREADING.

I'M GETTING DRESSED AND OUTTA HERE TO GO GET ANOTHER HEATER.

PLEASE KEEP THIS THREAD GOING WHILE I AM GONE.
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02/03/2011 02:32 PM
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OP, you in New Mexico?
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I'm in the 4-corners area of NM and yes, it's bitter fucking cold today. It's after noon and only about 15 degrees. Brrrrrr.
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02/03/2011 02:33 PM
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THE WORST OF THIS COLD WAVE IS OVER AND WILL BEGIN WARM UP FROM NOW ON SO FOR THE GOVERNOR TO........TODAY RELEASE NON ESSENTIAL WORKERS EARLY TO GO HOME MEANS SOMETHING BIG............LIKE THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE TO GO OUT AND FIND SOME KIND OF ALTERNATIVE HEAT SOURCE IS THEY DON'T HAVE ONE.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1249532


Op, get you a heater buddy and some propane, or a kerosene heater. Keep warm.
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Talked to brother in Roswell. It was -6 this morn. His electric went out briefly during the night. He told me their were apple orchards there before the 1930's, but in the '30's a cold spell to -20 and 2 weeks below freezing wiped them out.
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Just heard from a relative that saw something online that they have shut off the pipeline because of pressure...anyone seen anything like that?
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02/03/2011 03:12 PM
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Did they just not stock enough since it never gets this cold there?
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02/03/2011 03:15 PM
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Mods please PIN, a pretty big deal when a state runs out of natural gas and sends state employees home.
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This is not good at all!
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[link to www.cnjonline.com]

here is article from my area in Clovis,NM its saying Texas power plants that power New Mexico are asking people to conserve because they aren't getting enough natural gas to the power plant to create the electricity to meet demand and that has something to do with the pipeline problems maybe the pipeline is frozen or got ice in it luckily i heat using propane however my electric still comes from a power plant somewhere in Texas
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A friend of mine who works for APS here in AZ said that Friday will be the worst day. They were packing their lines full on Thursday evening. He said it was an even chance that AZ would have rolling blackouts. Texas would be the hardest hit and then NM. Their electrical plants convert natural gas to electricity and there is such a high demand for it right now that they cant keep up. This is why the rolling black out are occuring.
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