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Aloha,

Last month, Hawaiʻi Gas employees and their families volunteered their weekend to reintroduce native plants and remove invasive vegetation at the Hāwea heiau and Keawāwa wetland complex. The area is owned by and for the community and is safeguarded in perpetuity for future generations by the Trust for Public Land, Livable Hawaiʻi Kai Hui, and the community.
 
A Day on the Land, organized by the Trust for Public Land, has been a cause that Hawaiʻi Gas has supported for many years. As a local company that’s been providing energy for the state of Hawaiʻi for over a century, being good stewards of the land and our environment is something we have always taken seriously. Having the opportunity to support Hawaiʻi’s rich cultural heritage and give back to the community by contributing our time and energy to improve one of Hawaiʻi’s special places simply aligns with our core values.

Hurricane Preparedness and Resilience

The Central Pacific Hurricane Season officially runs from June 1 through November 30. With Gov. David Ige recently signing a proclamation declaring May 1 to May 7as “Hurricane Preparedness Week” Hawaiʻi Gas is joining local and state officials in raising the awareness for this important time of year.
 
Here are some helpful tips for residents who have natural gas powering their homes:
 
Before An Emergency

  • Check your gas appliances and grill – they should still work during a power outage.
  • Consider a backup generator. A propane or natural gas generator can supply electricity if the power goes out and serve as a secondary source of energy for lighting, refrigeration, and other needs.
  • Portable Tank Storage: Portable propane tanks (20 pounds) used for gas grills should be checked regularly to make sure they are in good working condition. Always keep portable tanks in an upright position. Never store tanks in an enclosed area like a garage or shed. When not in use, keep tanks away from heat sources such as stoves and grills, and away from electrical outlets or other sources of ignition. Consider anchoring or bracing your tank to help prevent it from moving, sliding, or falling over during a natural disaster.
 
During An Emergency: Keep Your Gas Equipment Where It Is.
Hawaiʻi Gas urges customers not to move canisters, tanks, or cylinders in anticipation of the storm. You may secure the equipment with tie-downs or a chain, but please do not physically move the equipment from where it is located.

Shut Off Your Gas Service ONLY If:
  • You are evacuating your home and it is safe to do so.
  • You are advised to do so by emergency management officials or Hawaiʻi Gas as part of a mandatory evacuation.
  • You smell gas in the vicinity.

Otherwise, we recommend that customers keep their gas service on.

Read more on how best to be prepared and be resilient!
Kendall Horner
Vice President of Strategy and New Markets

Kendall joined Hawaiʻi Gas as the vice president of strategy and new markets in March. In this newly created position, Kendall will focus on business growth and the development of new market segments that are aligned with the company’s future, particularly in clean and renewable energy. Most recently, he has managed large regions for corporations on the mainland, in Australia and in Hawaiʻi in consumer services, energy, and industrial and specialty gases.

Kendall is a graduate of Oklahoma State University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in English and pre-law.

Breadshop

Tucked away in the heart of Kaimuki, on the corner of Waialae and 8th Avenues, a small, locally owned bakery has been turning out classic European-style artisan breads and pastries since 2016. Known for producing quality over quantity, Breadshop has grown its loyal following of carb-indulging fans ever since.

To help with its incredible demand for freshly baked goodness, Breadshop uses natural gas to fuel its kitchen. Breadshop has been using a gas oven since they opened because of its efficiency and consistency in baking. “The beauty of a gas oven is it never completely cools down, even overnight,” said Chris Sy, owner and operator of Breadshop. “That makes it quicker to get up to temperature for the next morning’s bake. Gas ovens are generally more efficient than electric ovens and they produce a better baked product,” he added.

Breadshop’s popularity has grown so much that they no longer take walk-in or same day orders. Every Tuesday, Breadshop publishes their weekly offerings on their website and customers can pre-order for pick up Wednesday through Sunday. So, if you want to get your bread on, order ahead!

Order Fresh Baked Bread!
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