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Ameren Illinois says its natural gas system delivered during the recent cold snap

Ameren Illinois is touting its system's response to the extreme cold snap that hit our region from January 13th through the 16th.

The utility says temperatures averaged minus 9 degrees during the four-day period.

Ameren reports, on January 14, its customers used the fourth highest volume of natural gas in one day since 2007.

Access to 10 different interstate transmission pipelines, 12 underground storage facilities, and additional leased storage means Ameren Illinois says it's prepared for peak demand during harsh winters.

The utility reports its diversified natural gas portfolio, gas storage capabilities, and strategy of purchasing gas during the summer months when prices are cheaper, saved customers approximately $22 million because Ameren was able to limit purchases of natural gas on the open market when gas prices spiked during the cold spell.

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