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Cost of Maine natural gas plans exceed benefits

Cost of Maine natural gas plans exceed benefits

| July 15, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine – A study commissioned by Maine utility regulators says that the cost of proposals that they’re examining to increase natural gas supply would exceed the benefits to the state. The Maine Public Utilities Commission is examining several contract proposals to boost natural gas supply in an effort to lower energy prices in Maine. […]

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Gov. LePage Seeks to Lower Electricity Costs

Gov. LePage Seeks to Lower Electricity Costs

| April 4, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Gov. Paul LePage is making an aggressive push away from the renewable energy policies of his predecessor as he looks to open the door to more hydropower from Canada and natural gas to bring down Maine’s electricity costs. While many of LePage’s past energy efforts have fallen flat, he will have […]

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Poliquin Says Natural Gas Could Save Maine Mills

Poliquin Says Natural Gas Could Save Maine Mills

| January 22, 2015

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Republican Rep. Bruce Poliquin of Maine is touting increased access to natural gas as a way to boost the state’s ailing paper production industry. The 2nd District congressman says the high cost of electricity has contributed to mill closures and job losses in the state’s paper industry, which lost about 1,000 […]

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Natural Gas Pipeline Subcontractor Sues

Natural Gas Pipeline Subcontractor Sues

| April 23, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Another federal lawsuit has been filed in connection with the installation of a natural gas pipeline in the Kennebec Valley. A subcontractor hired to install the pipeline for the $350 million Summit Natural Gas Inc. project is suing the contractor as well as an insurance company. Ursa Major Underground Inc. is […]

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NB Gas Distribution

NB Gas Distribution

| April 22, 2014

FREDERICTON – New Brunswick’s biggest industrial users of natural gas, including the Irving Oil refinery and pulp and paper mills, would pay more to access natural gas under changes to the province’s Gas Distribution Act. Energy Minister Craig Leonard says under the 1999 law, the province’s six largest users of natural gas have paid an […]

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