Natural Gas Pipeline

New England News
12:22 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Pipeline Project Raises Questions As Group Marches Across Mass.

Roughly 30 people gathered in Park Square in Pittsfield Monday to protest the proposed pipeline.
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Protestors are continuing a march across Massachusetts following the route of a proposed multi-state natural gas pipeline. About 100 people started the march Sunday in Richmond.

Roughly 30 people gathered in downtown Pittsfield Monday morning to send off about a dozen biking 20 miles round trip to Windsor carrying a ceremonial baton designed to look like a piece of pipeline. Cheryl Rose organized this leg of the bike trip.

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New England News
5:52 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Group Marching Across Massachusetts Opposing Proposed Pipeline

Roughly 30 people gathered in Park Square in Pittsfield Monday to protest the proposed pipeline.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

Protestors are continuing a march across Massachusetts following the route of a proposed natural gas pipeline. About 100 people started the march Sunday in Richmond.

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New England News
4:34 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

Sandisfield Group Opposing Gas Pipeline Expansion

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More than 100 people in Sandisfiled, Massachusetts, home to about 900, came out Thursday night to hear more about a proposed expansion of a natural gas pipeline in the region.

Roberta Myers is one about 15 members of Sandisfield Taxpayers Opposing the Pipeline, or STOP. She recalls town residents being evacuated following a construction accident in 1981 when the last expansion was done. 

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New England News
8:00 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Gas Pipeline Limits In New England Boosting Electricity Price

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New England's electric grid operator says a lack of pipelines is making natural gas costlier, pushing up wholesale electricity prices in the region by 55 percent last year.

ISO-New England said Tuesday that the average price of wholesale electric energy rose to $56.06 per megawatt hour, up from a historic low of $36.09 in 2012.

Natural gas is the predominant fuel used to generate the region's electricity, amounting to about 46 percent of generation in 2013. Wholesale power prices tend to track the price of natural gas.

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North Country News
10:45 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

2 Towns Say No To VT Gas Pipeline Idea

Voters in the towns of Cornwall and Shoreham are saying "no" to a plan by Vermont Gas to extend a natural gas pipeline through their communities.

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New England News
7:10 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

New England Seeks To Expand Gas Delivery Network

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — New England governors have announced a plan to expand the region's pipeline capacity to deliver more natural gas and cut energy costs.

Maine Gov. Paul LePage said Thursday he and the governors of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont have asked the region's grid operator to help as the states seek proposals for transmission equipment and public works to deliver enough electricity to serve 1.2 million to 3.6 million homes.

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New England News
5:50 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Vermont Gas Company Agrees to Lake Champlain Pipeline

A Vermont company has signed a deal to build a natural gas pipeline under Lake Champlain to transport fuel to a New York paper plant.

Vermont Gas says the line to International Paper in Ticonderoga, N.Y., is to be completed within three years.

The deal is costing the plant $70 million. It will need state and federal permits.

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