Thousands in NM without natural gas s...

Thousands in NM without natural gas service

There are 25 comments on the Las Cruces Sun-News story from Feb 4, 2011, titled Thousands in NM without natural gas service. In it, Las Cruces Sun-News reports that:

With tens of thousands of people across New Mexico without natural gas service, Gov.

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lcnative

United States

#1 Feb 4, 2011
Can someone answer why homeowners should unplug and turn off all appliances not being used, turn down thermostats and bundle up (it's 6 degrees outside as I write this) to conserve energy, yet businesses in town operate as normal? They're using 10 times more energy than I would in an entire year!

I'm conserving energy like i'm supposed too, yet i've lost power to my home twice since 8:00am.
RUStillAsleep

Springfield, OH

#2 Feb 4, 2011
Wow, natural gas IS the way to go...as long as you got electric powered by something other than natural gas to keep the natural gas flowing..."Green" IS the new RED.
small business employee

United States

#3 Feb 4, 2011
Someone has to work to pay for you to stay home.
managementBYcris is

Huntsville, AL

#4 Feb 4, 2011
Gov Martinez should call for an investigation into EP Electric and the natural gas providers. Why should anyone go without heat or electricity in sub-freezing weather? I feel as if I'm living in a third world country.
BizzaroAmerica

Springfield, OH

#5 Feb 4, 2011
managementBYcrisis wrote:
Gov Martinez should call for an investigation into EP Electric and the natural gas providers. Why should anyone go without heat or electricity in sub-freezing weather? I feel as if I'm living in a third world country.
Obama did promise "Change."
Ron

Albuquerque, NM

#6 Feb 4, 2011
managementBYcrisis wrote:
Gov Martinez should call for an investigation into EP Electric and the natural gas providers. Why should anyone go without heat or electricity in sub-freezing weather? I feel as if I'm living in a third world country.
New Mexico has always been a third world state. Are you new to these parts?
west

Silver City, NM

#7 Feb 4, 2011
managementBYcrisis wrote:
Gov Martinez should call for an investigation into EP Electric and the natural gas providers. Why should anyone go without heat or electricity in sub-freezing weather? I feel as if I'm living in a third world country.
Why? Windmills!
CornDogz

Albuquerque, NM

#8 Feb 4, 2011
managementBYcrisis wrote:
Gov Martinez should call for an investigation into EP Electric and the natural gas providers. Why should anyone go without heat or electricity in sub-freezing weather? I feel as if I'm living in a third world country.
Sometimes one simply has to accept that "Excrement Occurs". Any investigation would end u being inconclusive, just like Udall's several attempts to determines why gasoline prices are so high.
BizzaroAmerica

Springfield, OH

#9 Feb 4, 2011
west wrote:
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Why? Windmills!
If it is too, cold...they freeze up.
fools knowledge

Salt Lake City, UT

#10 Feb 5, 2011
Notice how it take more Natural Gas to heat your house etc? El Paso Natural Gas continues to "Strip" the BTU's from your gas. You pay more for less heat. It's the American (El Paso Natural Gas) way. They were doing that in San Juan County till they got caught. They are no longer in San Juan Country thank you.

“Come walk with me...”

Since: Feb 11

through the Ninth Gate...

#11 Feb 5, 2011
fools knowledge wrote:
Notice how it take more Natural Gas to heat your house etc? El Paso Natural Gas continues to "Strip" the BTU's from your gas. You pay more for less heat. It's the American (El Paso Natural Gas) way. They were doing that in San Juan County till they got caught. They are no longer in San Juan Country thank you.
Your words are correct. It's all a scam folks. It blows my mind that fror the last 5 years New Mexico's propoganda machine has bragged that we have the leading edge in natural gas technology. And it is only 5 - 8 degrees colder this season. It's all about squeezing us and the outcome is we will get hit with very big increase's in the cost of gas real f/cking soon. Thgis really gets me P.O.'d. People hurting people. Man, where's the reasoning for it.
fools knowledge

Salt Lake City, UT

#12 Feb 5, 2011
It's all about money, the bottom line, profits.....Screw the people, increase the bottom line. Thank you El Paso Natural Gas. You and ATMOS have it covered.
Follow the money

Albuquerque, NM

#13 Feb 5, 2011
managementBYcrisis wrote:
Gov Martinez should call for an investigation into EP Electric and the natural gas providers. Why should anyone go without heat or electricity in sub-freezing weather? I feel as if I'm living in a third world country.
It has NOTHING to do with low production.
It has everything to do with who will pay more at any given time.
It's a money thing. Why would Suzie want to tip her pals apple carts when they/we are making big bucks?
Do you want a republican to regulate? Are you nuts?
No more wells have been drilled in the last day, the weather will remain cold, yet everybody will have gas shortly.
Is that due to "magic"?

Oil and gas companies munipulate supply to make big bucks. IE ENRON

If a few people freeze to death, good, then the "shortage" caused it, and prices go UP, and everybody will have all the gas they need!
Also, FEAR/Crisis makes for great profit by deregulation, and more leases.
If you don't think it is all about $$$, I have some prime property on the moon and a bridge for sale that I can make you a great deal on!
Paladin

United States

#14 Feb 5, 2011
Look at the consumer price index, up 3%-6% in the past 9 months.
Soon it will be more than fuel prices to worry about.

We need more regulation on food producers and energy producers to bring prices down.(Sarcasm)
fools knowledge

Salt Lake City, UT

#15 Feb 5, 2011
He who control's the FOOD, controls the World!

Think about that.

You can't eat Gold
You can't drink Oil

However, "Clean" water will be the first thing to go south on you all.
Comment Carlsbad

Hobbs, NM

#16 Feb 5, 2011
Something to think about: it is Texas Fault

Super Bowl Dallas-Fort Worth area multimillionaires coming in, some have paid $22-$30.000 for a VIP ticket.

A lot of these multimillionaires have a lot of influence and power to get what they want.

And these multimillionaires do not want electricity and heating shortage while they are at the Super Bowl.

Strings are pooled in the electricity and natural gas companies, to keep these VIP multimillionaires happy.

Because a lot of these VIP multimillionaires are big shareholders in the electricity and natural gas companies.
fools knowledge

Salt Lake City, UT

#17 Feb 5, 2011
Let's just shoot all the fn' multimillionaires why not? Your so full of crap. I know, let's blaime it on George Bush, or maybe "AL Gore"?....surely there is SOMEONE we can Blaine it on. Not "your fault" for being stupid and not being a multimillionaire? Funny
Protonix

Farmington, NM

#18 Feb 9, 2011
fools knowledge wrote:
Let's just shoot all the fn' multimillionaires why not? Your so full of crap. I know, let's blaime it on George Bush, or maybe "AL Gore"?....surely there is SOMEONE we can Blaine it on. Not "your fault" for being stupid and not being a multimillionaire? Funny
Wow! I think your spell checker just suffered a hernia!
bob

Medicine Hat, Canada

#19 Feb 9, 2011
it's certainly something for ALL of new mexicans to think about as they determine how they'll heat thier homes from here on out. i think most gas customers assumed they'd have a reliable supply of gas when they LET them(gas co) rig-up a metor on your property. i fired the gas co (bought wood burning stove) 5 years ago. for them to cut the gas off at such a crucial time is the height of disrespect for thier customers and i think a breach of contract. anyone building, renovating, or moveing into new mexico beware! we have a third world infrastructure that's subject to the whims of a foreign entity(texas).
CornDogz

Albuquerque, NM

#20 Feb 9, 2011
bob wrote:
it's certainly something for ALL of new mexicans to think about as they determine how they'll heat thier homes from here on out. i think most gas customers assumed they'd have a reliable supply of gas when they LET them(gas co) rig-up a metor on your property. i fired the gas co (bought wood burning stove) 5 years ago. for them to cut the gas off at such a crucial time is the height of disrespect for thier customers and i think a breach of contract. anyone building, renovating, or moveing into new mexico beware! we have a third world infrastructure that's subject to the whims of a foreign entity(texas).
You really are clueless aren't you as to what happened and why. What solution would you have employed? Spare me the hindsight, what would you have done?

Am I supposed to be impressed that you have an electric water heater, range, dryer and heat? And what will you do if we have another brownout as we had several years ago? Whine?

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