ONG, State Leaders Ask Oklahomans To Conserve Energy

Sunday, February 14th 2021, 1:37 pm
By: Ryan Welton


Oklahomans are being asked to take steps to conserve energy during the winter storm due to high demand in the region, according to state leaders.

Things you can do:

  1. Set thermostat to 68 or cooler
  2. Turn off or unplug unnecessary electronics
  3. Avoid using large appliances like washer, dryers and dishwashers

The request has been echoed by Oklahoma Natural Gas.

"Due to the extended duration of historically low temperatures, we are seeing much higher natural gas use and natural gas prices have gone up," said Kent Shortridge, vice president of operations for Oklahoma Natural Gas. "While we do not markup the price of natural gas, these events will have an impact on customer bills. At this time, we can’t quantify what the impact will be."