Californians are being urged to conserve natural gas today.
A rare winter Flex Alert has been issued for the state until 10 tonight.
The shortage of natural gas is being triggered by extreme cold weather in much of the United States and Canada.
Stephanie McCorkle with the Cal ISO says that cold weather is freezing pipes that supply natural gas to Southern California. She recommends that you try to conserve electricity since most power plants are fueled by natural gas. She also says that saving water also saves energy. McCorkle says that we don't have to worry about any outages...at least not yet.