Hawaii Gas has completed supplying first responders and critical facilities ahead of tropical storm Olivia
HONOLULU – As Tropical Storm Olivia approaches the state, Hawaii Gas has sufficient propane supplies statewide and its synthetic natural gas (SNG) plant on O‘ahu is operating normally. Hawaii Gas has supplied Hawaii’s first responders such as the Coast Guard, police and fire departments as well as critical facilities such as hospitals to have an adequate supply of gas for the storm. Hawaii Gas is also continuing to supply propane dispensers across all islands to ensure that the public has enough propane during this event.
“We have continued to be vigilant during this active hurricane season. We have not stood down our preparation even after Hurricane Lane,” said Alicia Moy, Hawaii Gas president and CEO. “Gas is a critical fuel for Hawaii’s resiliency in emergencies, and we have made preparations statewide to keep our customers supplied with natural gas and propane during and after this event.”
Hawaii Gas urges customers to be prepared for the effects of Olivia and monitor the progress of the storm. Customers who need their gas supplies topped off should fill out the web form at hawaiigas.com or call Hawaii Gas at 808-535-5933.
Customers should also review their gas appliance user manuals for instructions on how to operate their gas ranges, cooktops, water heaters, ovens and clothes dryers in the event of a power outage. Some gas appliances may still be usable if the power goes out.
As always, if anyone smells gas or suspects a gas leak, stay away from it, call 911 and then call Hawaii Gas’ emergency line at 808-526-0066. Hawaii Gas is also taking service and delivery requests online at hawaiigas.com.
About Hawaii Gas
Hawaii Gas is Hawaii’s only government-franchised, full-service gas company manufacturing and distributing gas in Hawai‘i. The company’s market includes Hawaii’s approximately 1.4 million residents and nearly 8 million visitors. Hawaii Gas manufactures synthetic natural gas, or SNG, for its utility customers on O‘ahu, and distributes liquefied petroleum gas, or LPG (propane), to utility, tank and bottled gas customers throughout the state’s six primary islands. Hawaii Gas is the first company to bring liquefied natural gas, or LNG, to Hawai‘i. It uses LNG as a backup fuel for its SNG distribution system. Hawaii Gas is a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of Macquarie Infrastructure Company. For more information, visit hawaiigas.com.