Gas Line Upgrade Proposed for Parts of Mass.

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Texas energy company is proposing to install new pipelines, replace others and build transmission stations in the heavily populated, 200-mile New York-to-Boston corridor.

The preliminary plan proposed by Algonquin Gas Transmissions would build and replace about 44 miles of pipeline in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island. The company is a unit of Spectra Energy in Houston.

It also would install a new pipeline to span the Hudson River and build compressor stations to boost the flow of gas.

But power generating companies are sitting on the sidelines and environmentalists are complaining about natural gas they say is only slightly less dirty than other fossil fuels.

The project would expand the current Algonquin system and affect hundreds of properties. It intends to begin service Nov. 1, 2016.

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  • kobekhan

    “Environmentalists are complaining about natural gas they say is only slightly less dirty than other fossil fuels”…Lets just stop all movement of goods and manufacturing. Really drive a stake through our economy’s heart. Also, Don’t forget about all that Carbon your homes emit from heating/cooling…Coal mine fires in China emit More CO2 than all the cars in the U.S..But you NEVER hear about CO2 emissions from China or India..That would be…Politically incorrect!

  • alpinequeen

    Sounds like a plan to sell more gas.

  • Thalakos

    I’m sure this will get spun that it will “save customers money” until after its built. Then prices will go up “to help pay for the construction”.