Columbia Gas is a natural gas distributor (“LDC”, or local distribution company), with three service territories in Massachusetts. It is a subsidiary of NiSource Inc., the second-largest natural gas distributor in the United States.
It is currently proposing a local pipeline system expansion as a solution to its current moratorium on new customers in the Pioneer Valley region. (Massachusetts DPU Docket #17-172 (search this number for full docket) – Initial filing here. ).
The comment period for this pipeline expansion ended Tuesday, February 13, 2018, the same day as the DPU Hearing at DPU Headquarters in Boston. MA State Senator Stan Rosenberg is among the many calling for a local hearing.
» Sen. Rosenberg calls for Western Mass hearing on $24 million Columbia Gas pipeline plan
By Mary C. Serreze, Special to The Republican
February 16, 2018