Independent Report Shows Temporary 12-Inch Pipe for ME2 is Safe

Because of lawsuits, regulatory actions by Pennsylvania, and (most relevant) delays from problematic underground geology near Philadelphia, the Mariner East 2 and 2X pipelines, being laid side by side, will temporarily use a 12-inch pipeline near Philadelphia already in the ground but no longer in use to patch together and complete the ME2 and 2X project.
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New England Gas Co. Spending $1M on “Alternatives” to Gas Heat

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A company that’s in the business of selling natural gas to homeowners and businesses, Berkshire Gas Co. (in Massachusetts), can’t get more gas supplies nor build a short 14-mile pipeline in order to add new customers to its system, so they have put an ongoing moratorium (we call it a permanent ban) on any new customers from signing up for their gas service (see New England Utility Makes Ban on New Gas Hookups Permanent).
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MDN Off Until Jan. 2, 2019 – Upcoming Events Calendar

A very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to MDN readers! MDN will now take a break from daily publishing until after the New Year–until Wednesday, Jan. 2.

There are a few events related (or of interest) to the Marcellus and Utica Shale coming up in the next 90 days. Due to other editorial priorities we have not included this list for the past couple of weeks, so we are inserting below. As always, if you know of a worthy event you believe should be included, please send the details and/or a link to our [email protected] email address.
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