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Posted: May 13, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Serving gas, winning awards

Social Circle, Covington honored by Municipal Gas Authority

Social Circle, along with Covington and Madison, was honored for its partnership to serve natural gas to Stanton Springs.

The Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia (MGA) recently awarded the three cities runner-up for the 2013 Project of the Year for Northern Georgia for the combined Stanton Springs Project at its annual Membership Meeting. This award is presented annually to municipally-owned natural gas systems served by the MGA.

Social Circle formed a partnership with Covington and Madison to serve the Stanton Springs Industrial Park with natural gas, and Social Circle is currently constructing a 6-inch main that approaches the park from the north, supporting efforts to have multiple supply sources and complete a second phase in the overall plan.

Total usage is expected to exceed 2,000/mcf/day, according to an MGA press release.

Social Circle has been a member of the MGA since its formation in 1987 by an act of the Georgia General Assembly.

The MGA is the largest non-profit natural gas joint-action agency in the country, serving 78 members across Georgia, Alabama, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Florida and that meet the gas needs of about 250,000 customers.

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