This eventually turned out not to be true and we found a much more economical way to run a gas line to our kitchen area. Above the kitchen is an attic and in that attic houses 1 of our AC units and a furnace....a gas furnace. After a few attempts a line was finally placed between the studs and down into the kitchen when the range was going.
So what about the electric range. well it got returned to Home Depot and we purchased a really nice Samsung gas range.
We are finally back to cooking on gas.
It even has a center oblong burner and it came with a griddle