Atmos Energy has been your natural gas provider in Mansfield for more than 100 years and has been committed to being involved in and giving back to the community, especially in the area of education. Whether it’s supporting Mansfield Reads, presenting about careers in the natural gas industry at Mansfield ISD career days or supporting economic development through the Mansfield Chamber of Commerce, Atmos Energy employees are dedicated to supporting the community they live and work in.
As a 2017 Mansfield Reads sponsor, we caught up with the company to get to know more about their business and why they support the library.
Tell us about your business.
Atmos Energy, headquartered in Dallas, is the country’s largest, fully-regulated, natural-gas-only distributor, serving over three million natural gas distribution customers in over 1,400 communities in eight states from the Blue Ridge Mountains in the East to the Rocky Mountains in the West. Atmos Energy also manages company-owned natural gas pipeline and storage assets, including one of the largest intrastate natural gas pipeline systems in Texas.
Locally, we provide natural gas service to homes and businesses in Mansfield and our employees are conveniently located in our service center at Hwy 360 and I-20.
What should the community know about Atmos Energy?
We’re investing billions of dollars in new pipelines to ensure we’re the nation’s safest natural gas provider. You may see us out in the community upgrading our natural gas infrastructure.
We also want the community to know to call 811 before they dig. The most common cause of outside natural gas leaks is digging or construction that disturbs natural gas pipelines. To keep your property safe, don’t allow anyone to dig or drill on your property unless the locations of all buried pipelines and cables have first been marked. An easy—and free—way to get this done is to call 811 at least three days before you want to dig. You’ll reach an 811 call center, which will coordinate with us, the electric company and other utilities to mark all the utility-owned underground pipes and cables.
Why did you decide to support Mansfield Reads! ?
For us, education has a strong correlation with social and economic development and we want to see the communities we operate in succeed. Programs like Mansfield Reads! help enrich the lives of Mansfield citizens and bring the community together as one. We are so grateful for the opportunity to support such a great organization and program.
Come hear 2017 Mansfield Reads! bestselling author Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni speak about this year’s book, Oleander Girl, at the Evening with the Author on April 28, 2017. For more details and to RSVP, visit this year’s event page>>