The earlier blog reference to Arkansas Louisiana Gas Company, once locally-owned, came coincidentally with another change in ownership of the supplier of gas in much of Arkansas.

Colorado-based Summit Utilities has announced the $2.15 billion purchase of the gas supply systems in Arkansas and Oklahoma of CenterPoint Energy of Houston. That will include more than a half-million customers and thousands of miles of pipeline.

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Summit entered Arkansas in 2017 with the purchase of Arkansas Oklahoma Gas.

The deal will require the approval of the state Public Service Commission.

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Any kinship or communication between CenterPoint and Arkansas customers disappeared years ago.