Hawaii Gas says it has a sufficient amount of propane supplies across the state, and its synthetic natural gas (SNG) plant on Oahu is operating normally.
Officials say Hawaii’s first responders such as the Coast Guard, police and fire departments as well as critical facilities such as hospitals have an adequate supply of gas for the storm.
Hawaii Gas is also continuing to supply propane dispensers across all islands to ensure that the public has enough propane during this event.
“We have continued to be vigilant during this active hurricane season. We have not stood down our preparation even after Hurricane Lane,” said Alicia Moy, Hawaii Gas president and CEO. “Gas is a critical fuel for Hawaii’s resiliency in emergencies, and we have made preparations statewide to keep our customers supplied with natural gas and propane during and after this event.”
Hawaii Gas urges customers to be prepared for the effects of Olivia and monitor the progress of the storm. Customers who need their gas supplies topped off should fill out the web form at www.hawaiigas.com or call Hawaii Gas at 808-535-5933.
Customers should also review their gas appliance user manuals for instructions on how to operate their gas ranges, cooktops, water heaters, ovens and clothes dryers in the event of a power outage. Some gas appliances may still be usable if the power goes out.
As always, if anyone smells gas or suspects a gas leak, stay away from it, call 911, and then call Hawaii Gas’ emergency line at 808-526-0066.
In addition to our newscasts, KHON2 will air hourly updates on Tropical Storm Olivia on-air and online through the 11 p.m. update from the Central Pacific Hurricane Center.