natural gas

Vermont Gas to take financial hit for pipeline missteps

An agreement with the state will cap the company’s income for three years as a penalty for shortcomings in handling the early stages of the project, whose costs ballooned.

NG Advantage Extends Natural Gas Virtual Pipeline Service to Maine

News Release — NG Advantage Dec. 29, 2016 Contact: Claudia Ashton Marketing Manager NG Advantage LLC 802 760-1167 x 514 (o) 802 399-8081 (c) Colchester, VT, December 29, 2016: NG Advantage LLC, which is majority owned by Clean Energy Fuels Corp., (NASDAQ: CLNE) announced it has begun delivering compressed natural gas (CNG) for the first […]

Region told pipeline squeeze may push up power prices

Energy leaders meeting in Boston last week said the New England states need to make it easier to build infrastructure to bring in more natural gas and get more renewable power from Canada if they want to control prices and meet green energy goals.

Natural gas prices predicted to surge this winter

Natural gas power generators dominate New England’s electricity supply, but delivery methods haven’t kept up.

Natural gas plant eyed in Vernon

Town officials are talking with a potential developer of a natural gas plant that, in theory, would utilize existing Vermont Yankee electrical infrastructure and connect to a proposed pipeline in northern Massachusetts. A public meeting is in the works, but many specifics have not yet been released.

Vermont Gas expands service to Jericho and Richmond

News Release — Vermont Gas Systems April 28, 2015 Media contact: Beth Parent, Corporate Communications Manager, Vermont Gas Systems PH: (802) 865-1460 / (802) 578-2776 [email protected] South Burlington, Vt. – As Vermont Gas Systems has expanded service to Jericho and Richmond, almost 950 new business and residential customers saved nearly $1.9 million in 2014 alone […]

Cost of Vermont Gas pipeline project jumps to $154 million

The company planning a 41-mile natural gas pipeline expansion in Addison County announced Friday that the project will cost $154 million. It is the second time this year that Vermont Gas has dramatically raised the estimate.

Ross Conrad: Fossil fuels not Vermont’s solution

Steve Wark’s recent purported “simple but powerful formula,” “Phase I + Phase II = Rutland,” is not a formula at all.

Maeve McBride: Time’s up, rise up!

I am a mother, a scientist and a person of faith. I have two boys ages 4 and 8, and I will forever be their protector. This is the first reason I occupied the governor’s office, because they are in danger.

Sandra Levine: Vermont Gas pipeline is a poor choice for Vermont

When the ballooning cost of the Vermont Gas pipeline to Middlebury soared by 40 percent the project proponents simply pushed the cost of the project on to future generations and then claimed the long payback justified the exorbitant cost increase.

Steve Wark: Phase 1 + Phase 2 = Rutland

The combined economic and environmental benefits of the first two phases of the Addison Rutland Natural Gas Project make it doable for Vermont Gas to extend the significant public infrastructure advantages of natural gas to the residents and businesses of Rutland County.

Vermont Gas protester found not guilty of trespassing

A jury Thursday found Henry Harris not guilty of trespassing at Vermont Gas’ South Burlington headquarters at a protest in May. During the protest, the 36-year-old Plainfield man, dressed in a shirt and tie, entered the building and went up on the roof, where he dropped a 300-square-foot banner protesting the pipeline. He was arrested […]

Kevin Mullin: A pipeline to a bridge fuel

The discovery of vast gas fields in Pennsylvania over the past decade gives us a rich source for gas less than 400 miles from many points in our state. But moving the gas those 400 miles is a challenge.

Meredith Angwin: Why electric rates are rising

New England electricity is too dependent upon natural gas-fired power plants. And we are about to pay a lot for that dependence.