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Gas Pipeline

Berkshire Gas owner buys 2.5% interest in pipeline

Friday, July 31, 2015

UIL Holdings Corp, owner of Berkshire Gas Co., has announced that it will invest in the Northeast Energy Direct project that would provide natural gas for its customers. UIL announced its investment this week in development of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline proposed, which would cross eight Franklin County towns on its 188-mile route from Wright, N.Y. to Dracut. The project, for which the subsidiary of Kinder Morgan plans to apply … 1

Concerned citizens to stand every week against project

Friday, July 31, 2015

NORTHFIELD — “Blockadia” is the term Gulf Road resident Judy Wolter used to describe the protesters who come every week to stand on Jere Nelson’s property, where Kinder Morgan’s 41,000-horsepower gas pipeline compressor station is slated to sit. At least one day a week for the past month, Judy Wolter has stood on … 0

Pipeline official grapples with criticism of project

Thursday, July 30, 2015

As hundreds of area residents sweltered Wednesday night in the Greenfield Middle School auditorium, many of them railing against Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project, company spokesman Allen Fore tried to keep his cool in a makeshift press conference in a classroom sealed off from the public. Fore, vice president of … 1

Ashfield joins pipeline opposition group

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

ASHFIELD — The Selectboard said “yes” Monday to joining the PipeLine Awareness Network for the Northeast (PLAN-NE) — a coalition of groups opposed to Kinder Morgan’s Tennessee Gas Pipeline Northeast Energy Direct Project. But the board decided not … 0

Awaited reveal: Gas co. unveils site for planned Northfield compressor station for gas pipeline

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Criticized by Congressman James McGovern and Northfield town officials for being slow to identify the site of its planned 80,000 horsepower compressor station, Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. has now released details about the location of the … 1

Kulik’s pipeline petition to be intervenor on Berkshire Gas contract rejected

Monday, June 1, 2015

The state Department of Public Utilities has rejected petitions by Rep. Stephen Kulik and two organizations opposing the Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s planned project through Franklin County in a case involving Berkshire Gas Co.’s proposed contract to buy gas … 2

Erving parcel under Mount Grace protection

Sunday, May 31, 2015

ERVING — At 1,021 feet, the summit of Poplar Mountain may not be one for the record books. But the peak of the mountain, near the Northfield and Montague town lines, is noteworthy for a couple of reasons. First, it was recently acquired as a 50-acre parcel for … 1

Kulik: ‘My constituents deserve answers’ on Berkshire Gas, pipeline plans

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

BOSTON — Rep. Stephen Kulik argued before Boston regulators this week that Berkshire Gas Co. should consider alternatives to Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co., including replacement of older, inefficient gas furnaces, repair of Berkshire Gas’s leaks and supporting efforts … 0

Experts offer legal, technical advice to communities in pipeline’s path

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — Although less heated than many forums about the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline project that would cross eight Franklin County towns, a two-hour meeting hosted by the Franklin Regional Council of Governments raised several legal and technical considerations for many of the roughly 60 municipal officials and … 3

Local pols seek to intervene in pipeline deal

Friday, May 22, 2015

Several area state legislators are joining anti-pipeline groups seeking legal status to intervene in Berkshire Gas Co.’s request to become a customer of the planned Tennessee Gas Pipeline project. Rep. Stephen Kulik has joined with an affiliate of … 0

FRCOG to hold gas pipeline workshop Tuesday at GCC

Friday, May 22, 2015

To help towns around the region plan for Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s formal federal review process, the Franklin Regional Council of Governments, in conjunction with the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission, will hold a workshop on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in Greenfield Community College’s dining commons. The meeting, funded … 0

Congressman, attorney write to FERC criticizing Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.

Friday, May 22, 2015

By RICHIE DAVIS Recorder Staff Two letters released by federal officials this week — including one by Congressman James McGovern — chide Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. for lack of transparency and misleading statements about its proposed Northeast Energy … 0

State sets hearing on Berkshire Gas agreement with Tennessee Gas

Sunday, May 17, 2015

GREENFIELD — The Department of Public Utilities has scheduled a public hearing on a proposed agreement between Berkshire Gas Co. and Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co., the company proposing to build a natural gas pipeline through Franklin County. The agreement entitles Berkshire Gas to its existing access to the … 0

Berkshire Gas adds western Mass. hearing

Friday, May 15, 2015

The Department of Public Utilities will hold a public hearing in western Massachusetts on a proposed agreement between Berkshire Gas Co. and the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co., state Sen. President Stan Rosenberg said Friday. “They told me yesterday … 0

Rosenberg pipes up about gas, pipeline

Monday, May 11, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A proposed agreement between Berkshire Gas and the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. should be the subject of a public hearing, in Western Massachusetts, by the state’s Department of Public Utilities, according to a letter sent to the agency by Massachusetts Senate President Stanley Rosenberg on Monday. … 0