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Natural gas marketer Catalyst Energy filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Wednesday after its credit evaporated overnight.
Georgia utility regulators, meanwhile, will begin deciding on Friday if Catalyst can continue to sell gas in Georgia.
State law requires marketers to have enough credit to pay for the gas they order.
Catalyst lost both that required line of credit and its contracted fuel supply this week, as the Wall Street crisis rippled into the energy industry.
"We’re working with the PSC and Atlanta Gas Light to make sure their gas service doesn’t get interrupted,” Moore said.
De Aguero said his company’s bankruptcy stems directly from the meltdown on Wall Street.
It's a gun pointed at our head. "Bail us out or people could die!"