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.
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.
The weather is turning cold and no one is expecting Mother Nature to provided a redundancy of kindness like last winter’s weather.
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.
Part of Route 9 near the Atrium Mall was closed just before noon Wednesday due to a natural gas leak.
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.
Newton North High School and the neighborhood nearby was evacuated Monday morning because of a reported odor of natural gas.
John from Belmont asks, “Is it cheaper to heat with oil or natural gas or anything else?”
Many Bay State residents use heating oil and this year, it won’t be cheap. Prices will likely remain in the $4 per gallon range.
Massachusetts environmental officials have approved construction of a natural gas-fired power plant in Brockton that’s facing stiff local opposition.