TUPELO, Miss. – Many areas in Mississippi do not have access to natural gas.Monday morning at the Lee County Justice Center, Mississippi Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley announced that he wants to give people who live in those areas that option. Brandon is asking the big natural gas companies like Atmos and Center Point to file plans with the Public Service Commission to provide natural gas to rural Mississippians in their service area and also in areas that are unserved by any supplier.
“This is about keeping their money in their pockets and giving them an option. They don’t have to take it, but if they want to, they should have the same options as someone in a big city,” said Presley.
In order to get natural gas to unserved rural areas there would need to be further infrastructure developments. Brandon wants to look at the cost of building that infrastructure to see if it is feasible for the state to move forward.