Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Turmelle on the proposed LNG pipeline

The NHRs Luther Turmelle reports on the proposed liquid natural gas (LNG) pipeline in town:

Having completed liquid natural gas storage facilities in Waterbury’s South End, Yankee Gas Services Co. is now considering a $60 million expansion of its distribution network in Cheshire and Wallingford.

Officials with the Berlin, Conn., utility hope to get corporate parent Northeast Utilities to approve the 16-mile pipeline by the end of the year, said Karen Samide, a spokeswoman for Yankee Gas.

If that happens, construction of the 16-inch diameter pipeline would begin in March or April 2010 and be completed in the fourth quarter of 2011, Samide said.

If built, this pipeline would dramatically increase the town's available energy supply.

Tim White

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