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School me on natural gas supply.
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Friends,

I have a gas fireplace that is manually lit. If all hell breaks loose next week, I'm talking all power out for a while..., will the gas still flow?

I do not know how gas is delivered to a residence, so that's what I'm looking for info on.

Thanks!

Justin
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#2
Well found one answer;

Yes since the power to pressurize the system comes from natural gas fueled engines that drive the compressors.
Source(s):
I worked in the business for 35 years.

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?...641AAnEdVi


But I would never trust yahoo answers to be a definitive source.

Justin
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#3
Good question, glad you asked. It's good to know that gas delivery will probably be uninterrupted but like you, I don't trust all things found on the Internet. I wish I knew the definitive answer wit citation of fact to back me up.
UGI or any other gas utility company has a web site with contact information including phone numbers, you could call or email to get definitive answers but I'm sure they're inundated with calls now so I'm not going to call because it won't affect me at all.
It doesn't make any difference to me because my gas furnace has piezoelectric ignition and the furnace and water heater are both wired into an exhaust blower and won't ignite if the electric fan doesn't turn on. Shrug
I guess I'll have to heat a pot of water on the propane camp stove if I want to wash my face with anything but cold water.
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#4
This is precisely why we have a gas stove in our house. It's very very unlikely the gas pressure would ever fall. So even without power we can still cook.
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#5
I've used our stove burners for heat during power outages.
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#6
Good to know, thanks fellas.

Justin
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#7
Emptymag;30895 Wrote:I've used our stove burners for heat during power outages.

With windows open for ventilation, I hope.

Carbon monoxide from heating without proper ventilation has killed a lot of people and sickened many, many more.

(Maybe that could explain some of your behavioral characteristics).
There are three types of people in the world:
Those who make things happen,
Those who watch things happen,
And those who wonder what happened.
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#8
Just talked to my friend who is a line fitter/installer for Peoples Natural Gas about this over the weekend. He believes that most of the lines would remain pressurized enought to keep a useable amount of gas in the majority of homes. Even in a SHTF major power failure.

It is my understanding that some of the compressor stations are electric though and not powered by NG motors
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