City of Fort Stockton Gas Department

The City of Fort Stockton’s Gas Department is an essential utility service that plays a significant role in providing energy to the community. The Gas Department offers various services to its customers, including new gas connections, disconnections, and emergency repairs. Customers can also manage their accounts online or by contacting the department directly. The department prides itself on providing excellent customer service and strives to address any concerns or issues promptly.
Safety is a top priority for the Gas Department. They conduct regular inspections and maintenance on their infrastructure to ensure it remains safe and efficient. In case of emergencies such as gas leaks or odors, customers are advised to call the department’s 24-hour emergency hotline immediately.

SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Residential & Commercial
  • 24-hour Emergency Service
  • Home Appliance Lighting.
  • The Community Action Services assists low-income families with a portion of their natural gas utility bill during the winter. For assistance, call 432-336-7526
  • CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) Fueling Station: In the near future the Gas Department will be offering CNG to the public as an Alternative Vehicle Fuel.
  • Natural Gas Line Location: If you are going to be excavating in your yard or within utility easements, please contact the Dig Tess at 1-800-344-8377 for a free utility line location within 48 hours.
  • Call 432-336-8525 for community awareness presentations.

RATES FOR NATURAL GAS

The rates to be charged to consumers of natural gas within and without corporate limits of the City of Fort Stockton, Texas, shall be:

  1. Minimum bill will include the actual cost of gas based on monthly index price from West Texas Gas plus a marginal service adjustment of Nineteen Dollars and Thirty-Nine Cents ($19.39) for the first MCF of gas; each MCF thereafter, will include the monthly index amount plus One Dollar and Eighty-Four Cents ($1.84).
  2. In the future if a change in rates to consumers of natural gas within and without corporate limits is required, the cost of gas shall be the combined cost of gas from the alternate source and West Texas Gas Company plus the transportation charge, as authorized by the Purchase Agreement from West Texas Gas Company for deliveries to Fort Stockton during the current month, plus a five percent (5 %) charge for unaccounted gas loss and a three dollar and ten cent ($3.10) cost of service.

CALL BEFORE YOU DIG

The Dig-Tess Center is a damage prevention service to help excavators throughout Texas notify the owners of buried facilities before digging.  The service is 100 percent free to excavators by calling 1-800-DIG-TESS.

Texas Excavation Safety System, Inc. is a non-profit corporation formed by member companies to prevent damage to underground facilities.  In operation since 1987, TESS covers the entire State of Texas.  Members have facilities in all 254 Texas counties.

SAFETY

Stages of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

*PPM

Warning Signs Time

50

No effect 8 hours

200

Possible mild frontal headache 2 to 3 hours

400

Frontal headache and nausea 1 to 2 hours

400

Occipital headache and nausea 2.5 to 3.5 hours

800

Headache, dizziness and nausea 20 minutes

1600

Collapse, possible death 2 hours

3200

Headache, dizziness 5 to 10 minutes

3200

Unconscious and in danger 10 to 15 minutes

128,000

Unconscious almost instantly, death imminent 1 to 3 minutes

These values are approximate and vary as to the individual’s state of health and physical activities.

 *ppm – parts per million – Gas concentration volume measurement

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