Natural gas expansion to benefit Starkville, MSU, Oktibbeha County

Atmos Energy announced Thursday it’ll expand natural gas service to further benefit Starkville, Mississippi State University (MSU) and surrounding areas.

Posted: Jul 30, 2020 12:14 PM
Updated: Jul 30, 2020 8:43 PM

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - Atmos Energy announced Thursday it’ll expand natural gas service to further benefit Starkville, Mississippi State University (MSU) and surrounding areas.

The company, along with Public Service Commissioners Brandon Presley and Dane Maxwell, Oktibbeha County Supervisor Bricklee Miller, and MSU President Mark Keenum, announced the project at the Mississippi Horse Park.

(L-R): Oktibbeha County Supervisor Bricklee Miller, MSU President Mark Keenum, Public Service Commissioners Brandon Presley and Dane Maxwell, Mathew Davidson of Atmos

Natural gas service will be made available to more than 50 current residences and another 200 planned homes.

“This project is a great example of the positive things that can happen when public entities and the private sector work together," Presley said. "Around 50 homes will now have access to natural gas service and the MSU Horse Park will see dramatic cost savings on their energy bills in the near future. This project also presents the opportunity for future gas expansion to more than 200 new customers in the area. This project, overall, will benefit Mississippi State University and the residents of Starkville and Oktibbeha County for many years to come.”

The project is part of Atmos Energy’s rural expansion program, which exists to provide natural gas service to residents who do not currently have access.

“These investments will make this community a better place to live, work and raise a family in the years ahead,” said Mathew Davidson of Atmos. “Providing consumers access to a lower-cost energy choice is a win for all.”

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