Natural Gas

Some Western Mass. are concerned about a pipeline that could run through their communities. (WBZ-TV Photo)

Western Mass. Residents On Edge Over Natural Gas Pipeline Proposal

Plans to build a natural gas pipeline through central and western Massachusetts are running into opposition from residents in the communities affected.

06/24/2014

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Sen. Markey Calls For Upgrades To Natural Gas Pipelines

Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Edward Markey is warning that the deadly gas explosion that destroyed two buildings in New York and killed eight people shows the need to fix the aging infrastructure that delivers fuel in cities across the country.

03/15/2014

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What’s Best For The Environment: Do This, Not That

When trying to determine what is best for the environment, there are several options we are faced with. Here are some helpful and simple pointers to lead a greener lifestyle.

12/09/2013

Plymouth State University (Photo from Facebook)

Plymouth State Expects Switch To Natural Gas Will Save $500K A Year

Plymouth State University expects to reduce pollution and save $500,000 a year by switching its thermal energy plant from diesel fuel to compressed natural gas.

06/01/2013

File image of a utility pole.

Grid Chief Warns Of Future New England Power Problems

The chief executive of New England’s power grid manager warned Tuesday that a growing regional dependence on natural gas, combined with supply constraints, is threatening its ability to guarantee electricity whenever and wherever it’s needed.

03/19/2013

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Government Forecasts Record-High Home Heating Costs This Winter

The prediction of a colder winter than last year means heating your home is going to cost more. In fact, a new government forecast predicts you could end up spending a record-high.

12/12/2012

Jen Randa of Mawr Oil in Chelsea. (Photo Credit: WBZ NewsRadio's Carl Stevens)

Homeowners Bracing For Potentially High Heating Bills This Winter

The weather is turning cold and no one is expecting Mother Nature to provided a redundancy of kindness like last winter’s weather.

10/10/2012

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Natural Gas Surplus Could Lead To Significant Price Drop

So much natural gas is being produced that soon there may be nowhere left to put the country’s swelling surplus. After years of explosive growth, natural gas producers are retrenching.

04/09/2012

Part of Route 9 eastbound was closed Wednesday due to a gas leak.

Route 9 Temporarily Closed In Chestnut Hill Due To Gas Leak

Part of Route 9 near the Atrium Mall was closed just before noon Wednesday due to a natural gas leak.

04/04/2012

A home on the corner of Danny and Reynold Roads in Hyde Park (credit: Rich Lombardi)

Couple Still Struggling One Year After Hyde Park Home Explosion

It is one year later, yet a Hyde Park couple whose house was leveled by a natural gas explosion is still struggling to put the pieces back together.

11/07/2011

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