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United Natural Gas

United Natural Gas (UNG) is our natural gas company based out of Winthrop, Minnesota. We are committed to providing natural gas to communities where it was not previously available. Our service area includes communities in Nicollet, Brown and Redwood counties.

What are the Benefits of Natural Gas?

Natural gas is efficient, economic and reliable. It’s the cleanest burning fossil fuel available and is domestically produced in great abundance. And because you only pay for the gas you use, you can save up to 20-30% on your home heating costs.


How to Get Started?

  • Give us a call at 888-832-5734.
  • Make an appointment to quote the installation cost.
  • Contact a plumbing and heating contractor about conversion or new appliances.
  • Locate any utilities such as dog fences or sprinkler systems.
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  • Contact your current fuel supplier and your UNG representative about options
  • Be on the lookout for crews at your scheduled installation.

Propane Service and 24-Hour Emergency Propane Service

Northern Trade Area

For the northern United Farmers Cooperative trade area of Hennepin, Wright, Carver, McLeod and Scott counties,
call (952) 442-2126.

Southern Trade Area

For the southern United Farmers Cooperative trade area of Sibley, LeSeuer, Blue Earth, Brown, Meeker, Renville, and Nicollet,

call (507) 232-1048.

This number can also be used for United Natural Gas questions and emergencies.


Natural Gas Safety


You must contact Gopher State One Call at least 2 business days before you plan to dig. Your underground utility lines will be marked free of charge to prevent damage or interruption of service!

For a list of private locating companies please visit:


United Natural Gas (UNG) is required to notify our customers that customer owned piping that runs from the gas meter to gas running appliances or buildings is not maintained by UNG. If buried customer owned piping is not maintained, potential hazards such as corrosion can occur.

It is the responsibility of the customer to maintain customer owned piping by performing these steps:

  • Periodically inspect for leaks.
  • Periodically inspect for corrosion if the piping is metallic.
  • Repair any unsafe condition if discovered.

Contact your HVAC contractor to have your lines inspected and maintained. Remember to have your customer owned service line or pipe located prior to doing any excavating or digging. United Natural Gas does not locate any private, customer owned lines.


As you are aware, a field technician reads and inspects your meter monthly to provide you with accurate billing of natural gas consumed. While your meter is designed to withstand winter weather; heavy or hard packed snow and ice on your meter can be a safety hazard.

Customers should:

  • Maintain a clear path to and from the meter to allow safe access in the event of an emergency and for the safety of your meter reader.
  • Carefully shovel around the meter. Do not use your snow blower near the meter or piping.
  • Gently remove snow or ice by hand from the gas meter and any associated piping. Avoid using any sharp tools or shovels on or near your meter.
  • Check to ensure that melting snow or ice is not dripping on the meter from the roof, which can plug the gas meter regulator vent.

By following these safety steps, you can avoid having a plugged meter regulator vent which can lead to a potentially hazardous natural gas pressure build up condition.


For some customers, it is difficult to pay their utility bills in the winter. The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission set up the Cold Weather Rule to protect residential customers from shut-off if they cannot pay their bills in full. This protection lasts from October 1 through April 30. You may qualify for the protection if you meet both conditions:

The disconnection would affect you and your main heating source.

If your service has already been shut off as of October 1, the Cold Weather Rule offers a Reconnection Plan, which may allow you to have your service turned back on. The Cold Weather Rule does not totally forbid winter shut off. If you receive a shut off notice this winter, you must act promptly.



United Natural Gas services areas of Nicollet, Brown and Redwood Counties. Please call us to find out if you are interested in finding more information and if you are located within our service area.


The Budget Plan runs for 12 months August 1st to July 31st. Your monthly Budget Plan payment is based on your estimate usage of Natural Gas. Together we will evaluate your Budget Plan at the end of the season to determine if an adjustment needs to be made.

Your first Budget Plan payment will be due August 25th and continue to be due on the 25th of every month through July. If there is a balance that goes beyond the Budget Plan timeframe your plan will be adjusted to accommodate the balance or if you so choose to not participate the following year your balance will be due in full with your August statement.  By participating in the Budget Plan Program, you will not have to be worried about the swings in usage from month to month.


United Natural Gas, LLC a wholly owned division of United Farmers Cooperative (UFC) utilizes ACH – the convenient way to pay your account (statement balance). ACH will move money automatically from your bank account to pay your account balance on the date that it is due. All Natural Gas usage will be deducted from your account on the 25th of the month.

Complete the form below, attach a voided check and return it to the Main Office (Winthrop). Your statement will automatically reflect any invoices that were withdrawn from your account.

This will remain in effect until we receive written authorization from you to change or cancel the ACH payment. Remember that anytime a change in bank accounts is made, a new form must be completed.

Budget Plan Request Form

Fill out the form below to request a budget payment plan.

Budget Plan - Propane
First & Last
Preferred Contact Method:
Can we email you a Docusign Form?
You would be able to electronically sign a payment plan agreement for a determined price
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