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NG Distribution lines

Post in 'It's a Gas!' started by bjr23, Nov 18, 2009.

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  1. bjr23

    bjr23 Member

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    We have a gas mainline about one block from our block and I really would like to use gas. When I went to the local gas Co. they more or less laughed me out of their office "ain't never gonna happen" when I inquired about them running lines up our street. We're low income and fixed incomes in our niegborhood LID or RID's are otta the question. How do people get access to gas? I thought there was a big push to rebuild America's energy infrastructure. I read direct use ie, residential use was the most efficient use of gas. I've talk to other people in various locations in our community and they all expressed the desire to use NG, but have no access. What's up with this "use Natural Gas because it's efficient and clean", but there is no distribution lines being run? Is gas only for the wealthy and privileged? bjr23

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  2. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    It will take going out and getting enough neighbors to commit to the use of NG for them to have a business case that justifies putting the line in the street. Not impossible at all if enough sign up and the distance between houses isn't great, but it takes some legwork.
  3. rowerwet

    rowerwet Minister of Fire

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    I am in a similar situation, the gas lines are 50 yards from my neighborhood, it will never happen though as they are in NH and I live in ME, even though the water lines for my neighborhood come from the same state.
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