Columbia Gas

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.

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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

CMA Springfield Division Map

 

» 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

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By Eleanor Cummins, Popular Science
January 25, 2018

» Columnist Marty Nathan: Build stature as clean-energy community
by Marty Nathan, Daily Hampshire Gazette
January 3, 2018

» Editorial: Encouraging that Columbia Gas sees end to moratorium
Daily Hampshire Gazette
November 14, 2017

» Longmeadow: No public safety hazard in Columbia Gas proposal
By Jim Kinney, MassLive / Springfield Republican
November 8, 2017

» Columbia Gas wants Longmeadow connection to interstate pipeline
by Jim Kinney, Springfield Republican
November 3, 2017

» Columbia Gas: Northampton, Easthampton service moratoriums could be lifted by 2020
by Mary C. Serreze, Springfield Republican
November 3, 2017

» Columbia Gas outlines solutions to natural gas logjam
By Scott Merzbach, Daily Hampshire Gazzette
November 3, 2017

» Columbia Gas begins repair program for non-threatening leaks
by G. Michael Dobbs, Reminder Publications
August 3, 2017

» Columbia natural gas moratorium in Easthampton, Northampton nears resolution
By Jim Kinney, MassLive / Springfield Republican
April 12, 2017

» Columbia Gas pledges more aggressive program to go after pipe leaks, gaining praise from community activists
By Peter Goonan, Springfield Republican / MassLive
January 26, 2017

» Columbia Gas, Berkshire Gas working to end hook-up moratoriums in Franklin, Hampshire counties
By Jim Kinney, Mass Live / Springfield Republican
October 14, 2016

» Ongoing gas leaks continue throughout western Mass.
By Kaitlin Goslee, WWLP News
May 12, 2016