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Pitching in: Gas company launches fund to help customers

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico Gas Co. has established $1.2 million assistance fund to help certain residential customers and small business owners who are behind on bills because of the pandemic.

Residential customers can apply for assistance through the company’s Heat New Mexico program. This residential assistance program provides qualified residential customers with a one-time payment of $150 toward their natural gas bill, according to a news release from the gas company. Information can be found at

On the small business side, qualifying small-business owners who qualify will be eligible for a one-time credit of $250, according to the release. Small-business owners can apply online at

The gas company also reopened its 22 payment centers across New Mexico on May 3, providing customers more options for paying their bills, according to the release. NMGC is encouraging customers who have fallen behind on their bills to contact the company to enter into a payment plan that fits their needs.

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