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Ameren Missouri investing $13 million in natural gas enhancements
System upgrades strengthen natural gas service to customers in Columbia, Jefferson City and surrounding communities

COLUMBIA, MO. (Aug. 9, 2018) — Ameren Missouri natural gas crews are replacing aging pipe with  new gas mains and services as part of a $13 million investment to upgrade infrastructure and increase the reliability of the natural gas system in central Missouri. 

"These projects strengthen the reliability of our growing natural gas system in central Missouri," said Pam Harrison, Ameren Missouri director of natural gas operations. "As these communities continue to develop, we're building a robust infrastructure to provide a reliable supply of natural gas to meet the growing energy needs of our residential and business customers." 

Throughout 2018, a number of projects will take place across the Ameren Missouri natural gas footprint. Infrastructure improvements include:

  • Upgrading aging infrastructure with new polyethylene pipe.
  • Upgrading mains with larger gas mains to meet the demands of growing communities.
  • Looping the natural gas system together in some communities, allowing energy to be re-routed if necessary.

Harrison encourages customers to consider using natural gas when evaluating energy options for new homes or businesses. "Natural gas is a clean, affordable and efficient form of energy," she said. "Natural gas water heaters heat nearly twice as fast, natural gas stoves provide instant, more precise temperature and natural gas dryers are cost-efficient and dry clothes even faster."

Ameren Missouri is dedicated to providing the energy customers count on and communities depend on. To learn more about Ameren Missouri's reliability initiatives, visit AmerenMissouri.com/reliability.

About Ameren Missouri

Ameren Missouri has been providing electric and gas service for more than 100 years, and the company’s electric rates are among the lowest in the nation. Ameren Missouri’s mission is to power the quality of life for its 1.2 million electric and 130,000 natural gas customers in central and eastern Missouri. The company’s service area covers 64 counties and more than 500 communities, including the greater St. Louis area. For more information, visit Ameren.com/Missouri or follow us on Twitter @AmerenMissouri or Facebook.com/AmerenMissouri.

For further information: Ameren Missouri, 314.554.2182, missouricommunications@ameren.com