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National Fuel transmission problem resolved

National Fuel has resolved a problem at a transmission facility that prompted the utility to ask customers on Monday to cut back on their fuel consumption.

The unspecified problem caused "natural gas deliverability concerns in five New York State counties," including Erie, Niagara, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany

"The situation has been resolved and the transmission system is back at full operating capacity," the company said in a statement issued that evening.

"Thanks in part to the community’s cooperation, along with fast action the company’s engineers and operating personnel in placing the transmission facility back in service, the situation is now resolved," the statement said.

The problem was in a transmission facility in Potter County, Pa., which helps transport natural gas through the company's interstate pipeline system.

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