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Area businesses closing to help conserve energy

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Posted at 11:36 AM, Feb 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-16 15:38:57-05

TULSA, Okla. — Local businesses are shutting down to help address power grid concerns in Green Country.

Oklahoma Natural Gas urges high-energy-using businesses to close for the next few days to help conserve energy.

Yale Cleaners, a family-owned business in Tulsa, is one of the companies choosing not to operate to help conserve energy and save gas. Typically, dry cleaners use a lot of gas and electricity for their operation. They use a lot of energy to heat boilers to steam, and clean clothes. Shutting down for the next few days will help providers avoid massive gas outages across Oklahoma and several other states.

“We’re a part of this community, my family lives here, I want to keep power at my house too so. It’s a big sacrifice for our company, that’s how we make a living, that’s how we pay our employees, but if we can do that for a few days until we get through this weather I think it’s really important to do that for Tulsa,” said Yale Cleaners CEO and President John Rothrock.

Circle Cinema in the Kendall Whittier neighborhood is also closed to conserve energy. Cherokee Nation Businesses also announced closures to save energy.

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