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Utilities Asking New York Customers to Back a Gas Pipeline

July 10, 2019, 3:34 PM

National Grid Plc is trying to enlist its customers’ support in getting a natural gas project built in New York -- an unusual move for a utility highlighting how intense the U.S. battle over pipelines has become.

The company is sending notices to some of its customers, warning them that it can’t expand their gas service unless New York clears a $1 billion pipeline expansion that Williams Co. has proposed. In these notices, the London-based company encourages ratepayers to sign a pre-written letter in support of the Northeast Supply Enhancement Project to be automatically sent to New York Governor Andrew...

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