KAHULUI, Hawaii, June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Gas Company (TGC), Hawaii's clean gas energy provider, added 180,000 gallons of propane storage on the island of Maui. The expansion represents a 25 percent increase in TGC's propane storage capacity on the island and ensures residential and commercial customers have reliable access to clean, renewable and affordable energy.
"This new facility represents TGC's commitment to reliability of service and improved energy security for Maui," said Mustafa Demirbag, general manager of The Gas Company in Maui County. "It enables us to meet the growing demand for clean gas energy while providing ample supply for customers' needs. The existing and new tanks can provide up to five weeks of clean gas energy for Maui customers." The company also plans to increase storage capacity on the islands of Oahu, Hawaii and Kauai.
During the dedication ceremony for the expanded facility, TGC recognized Maui General Manager Mustafa Demirbag on the anniversary of his 18 years of service to the company. TGC has been serving the Maui community for the past 47 years and now employs 23 energy professionals to serve customers on the island.
In TGC's spirit of giving back to the communities it serves, in conjunction with the dedication of its new storage facility, the company presented a check for $5,000 to Hale Makua Health Services. The organization's mission is to provide excellence in health care in their home and in the homes of its clients. Hale Makua CEO Tony Kreig commented, "TGC is a trusted partner in the Maui community and across the state of Hawaii. Their contribution to Hale Makua Services will help to ensure that our kupuna receive the care and respect they deserve."
ABOUT THE COMPANY
The Gas Company, LLC, (TGC) provides clean, reliable and efficient gas energy to residential, business and government customers in every community across Hawaii's six major islands — Oahu, Maui, Hawaii, Kauai, Molokai and Lanai. Next to the sun itself, gas is the most efficient way to heat water, cook food and dry clothes.
TGC makes synthetic natural gas (SNG) at the only facility of its kind in the United States and supplies it through a 1,100-mile pipeline network to nearly 30,000 commercial and residential utility customers on Oahu. TGC also supplies tank and bottled propane gas to more than 40,000 customers statewide.
The Gas Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Macquarie Infrastructure Company (NYSE: MIC — www.macquarie.com/mic). MIC owns, operates and invests in a diversified group of infrastructure businesses that provide basic services to customers across the United States.
SOURCE The Gas Company, LLC