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Why doesn't New England have natural gas available to them?

Post in 'It's a Gas!' started by derecskey, Oct 29, 2008.

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  1. derecskey

    derecskey New Member

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    With the price of fuel oil... why does much of New England go without gas? If we can run pipelines from the arctic circle, certainly we can lay a distribution network in New England... ?

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  2. AndrewChurchill

    AndrewChurchill Minister of Fire

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    I suspect it's because we are too rural. For example I live in a town with a population of approx. 700 people spread over 35 square miles. It would not be cost effective to get the pipe lines to all or even half of the houses. The village itself only has about 50 houses in it. Most of Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine are like this.
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    derecskey New Member

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    In that case, I think we should remove some of your electoral votes.

    (And the 3 electoral votes of the District of Columbia while we're at it.)
  4. Dill

    Dill Feeling the Heat

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    There is a pipeline. My inlaws in Concord are on it.
    But in rural areas its just no cost effective for the companies.
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    AndrewChurchill Minister of Fire

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    Sorry Bud, but we're already at the minimum already and what does that have to do with NG?
  6. derecskey

    derecskey New Member

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    Darn, thought I'd try to pull a fast one.
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