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CenterPoint Suspends Residential Disconnections Amid High Gas Bills

Inside Indiana Business

The company says it won't disconnect residential customers through May

CenterPoint Energy says it’s suspending disconnections through the month of May. WNIN’s John Gibson reports:

The Texas-based utility company says it’s an effort to help residents who need payment assistance, amid high natural gas bills.

In a release, CenterPoint Energy Indiana says residential customers who are overdue on their bills will continue to receive disconnect notices but their service will NOT be stopped.

CenterPoint Vice President Ashley Babcock says the company recognizes “many factors contributing to increased natural gas bills” including higher natural gas prices and a new rate structure.

The company says it’s working on additional measures to assist customers.

Income eligible customers are encouraged to contact the local Indiana Community Action Agency, which administers the Indiana Energy Assistance Program or EAP.