Remember all that efficiency, etc. that gas deregulation was supposed to bring?
I was talking to a friend yesterday who forgot to pay his gas bill and his gas got turned off. Now, in fairness, the gas company sends plenty of notices, but they got missed.
Anyway, he just assumed the gas company, like the water company, cable company, etc. could just come out and turn the gas back on. Nope. It took four days. Only one company can turn back on the gas.
Seems like somebody should have considered that in all the deregulation hoopla from a few years ago.
This raises a larger issue too — was gas deregulation really worth it in the state and is it a model for the future?