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Sep 16, 2014 12:49 PM

Huge expansion of natural gas pipeline proposed – effect on Hollis/Nashua plan unclear

Northeast Utilities, the parent company of PSNH, and Texas-based Spectra Energy have announced plan to expand two existing natural gas pipelines to bring more gas into New England. It is unclear what effect, if any, the plan would have on a separate proposal by Kinder-Morgan to build a natural gas pipeline across northern Massachusetts, with a spur through Hollis. The NU-Spectra project could add more than one billion cubic feet of gas capacity into the New England natural gas system, said the companies. It would cost about $3 billion and open in 2018 – roughly the same time schedule for the Kinder-Morgan proposal, which has not yet begun regulatory proceedings. According to the plan, Houston-based Spectra Energy, the natural gas pipeline company that runs the Algonquin and Maritimes pipelines, would expand those existing lines to let more gas flow into the region. The Alognquin pipeline runs from New Jersey through Connecticut to Boston. The Maritimes pipeline runs from Nova Scotia through Maine to Boston and Dracut, Mass.


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