120 North 13th Street
Fort Smith, AR, 72901

FORT SMITH, Arkansas (December 15, 2021) – To assist with home heating costs this winter, Arkansas Oklahoma Gas Corporation (AOG) recently donated ten thousand dollars to the Fort Smith United Way.

 These funds will be used to help low-income families who are struggling to pay their home heating bills.

 “Keeping our customers safe and warm is our highest priority,” said Fred Kirkwood, Chief Customer Officer at AOG. “Across the country and world, we are seeing energy costs rise as we head into this winter. Families in the river valley area are not immune to that, which is why we are eager to do our part to help our customers and community members who need a little extra help keeping their homes warm this winter season.”

 AOG’s parent company, Summit Utilities, Inc., is committed to helping its communities stay warm this winter and has pledged to donate thirty thousand dollars to assist families with home heating costs across its service territories across the country.  

 AOG urges customers struggling to pay their bills this winter to call their customer service department as soon as possible to learn more about payment assistance options including payment plans, budget billing, energy efficiency rebates, and information about heating assistance programs offered by the state and municipality. Customers should call 1.800.842.5690 or visit https://aogc.com/PaymentOptions for more information.

 About Arkansas Oklahoma Gas

AOG provides natural gas service to approximately 60,000 residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural customers in Arkansas and Oklahoma. We’ve been serving the residential and commercial customers in Fort Smith and the surrounding area with safe and reliable natural gas service for nearly 75 years.

Based in Fort Smith in the heart of the Arkoma Basin, this area is rich in natural gas production. That gives us the ability to access and transport natural gas produced from local wells. These local supplies, in combination with our ability to obtain natural gas from interstate pipelines, enable us to provide reliable natural gas service to all our customers.

In 2017, AOG joined a larger group of natural gas utilities when it combined with Summit Utilities, Inc. This added expertise to the team, as well as additional financial resources, for ongoing growth and investments to protect the integrity and safety of AOG’s natural gas system.

We take pride in being your local natural gas provider and look forward to continuing to serve families and businesses throughout the Fort Smith region for decades to come.