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City Utilities' Lake Springfield Natural Gas Peaking Station is Ready for Service

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About 100 people attended the dedication of City Utilities' new Lake Springfield Natural Gas Peaking Station on Wednesday. This project came from a study in 2003 that addressed Springfield's need for additional gas supply capacity. KSMU's Joe Morgan was at the dedication and has more.

The 7 point 5 million dollar Lake Springfield Natural Gas Peaking Station has been finished for less than a month. But that's plenty of time to have it up and running for the 2007 ... 2008 heating season. General Manager of City Utilities John Twitty explains why this project is important to City Utilities.

The Natural Gas Peaking Station is capable of storing approximately 576,000 gallons of propane. Director of Distribution for City Utilities Gary Gibson explains what that means for Springfield homes this winter.

General Manager John Twitty says that this was the cheapest and most effective way of solving Springfield's need for additional natural gas supply.

The new peaking station is planned to only be operational during the colder months of the year. For KSMU News, I'm Joe Morgan.