Bankruptcy filing won’t disrupt natural gas service


Volunteer Energy Services, Inc., the city natural gas aggregation supplier, has filed for bankruptcy protection in federal court in Columbus. However, the filing won’t disrupt natural gas service for Washington Court House residents, according to city officials.

Participants in the program will be reassigned to CenterPoint Energy Ohio at the monthly variable Standard Choice Offer.

“In the meantime, the city is working with Buckeye Energy Brokers on a new plan that is targeting a mid-June mailing for an August start,” said Washington C.H. City Manager Joe Denen. “Customers may get a letter in the mail in coming days telling them about the bankruptcy filing and that they will be placed on their electric utility’s Standard Choice Offer. Residents do not need to do anything at this time. If supplied by the local utility in June, residents will be automatically re-enrolled in the city’s program for an August start.”

About Buckeye Energy Brokers, Inc.

Buckeye provides local governments with deregulated energy consulting to achieve buying leverage, risk mitigation, budget predictability, costs control and potential savings by aggregating residential and commercial customers and procuring deregulated energy. As an Ohio certified energy broker, independent of any energy supplier, Buckeye can form buying groups creating leverage to negotiate competitive pricing for aggregated members. As an experienced regulatory advisor for governmental aggregation, For more information about Buckeye Energy Brokers, visit

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