03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Colorado Springs Natural Gas Record: City Uses More Gas In One Day Than Ever Before

Colorado Springs Utilities customers set a new record for natural gas usage, with 231,684 million BTUs used between 8 a.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. Wednesday. Temperatures hit minus 13 at Colorado Springs Airport early Wednesday, frigid but nowhere near the record of minus 27 for the date, set in 1919.

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