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State hires expert to verify pipeline depth

Posted on December 14, 2017 |
By Mike Polhamus of VTDigger.org



MONTPELIER — The Public Utility Commission (PUC) will hire an “independent expert” to check the burial depth of Vermont Gas Systems’ pipeline between Colchester and Middlebury, part of which is closer to the surface than intended.

According to a Dec. 6 PUC order, the expert will look in particular at a half-mile section where the pipeline’s depth doesn’t comply with the permit. The analysis will also check the pipeline’s depth at stream crossings along its 41-mile length.

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Bristol residents question need for natural gas pipeline

Posted on December 7, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — Concerns, questions, support for and objections to the anticipated extension of the Addison Natural Gas Project pipeline to Bristol took up a good part of Monday night’s selectboard meeting.

The meeting also brought to light some townspeople’s concerns about how the selectboard has both made and communicated its Vermont Gas-related decisions.

Early in the meeting, Bristol resident Sally Burrell gave voice to some of those concerns.

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Pond Lane building owner names Vermont Gas, contractor in lawsuit

Posted on December 7, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Gas officials said they anticipate quick resolution to a recent lawsuit filed by an insurance company seeking reimbursement for a claim it paid for cleaning up a building at 38 Pond Lane, Middlebury, after an on-site water/sewer line ruptured while a contractor was installing a natural gas line at the property on Oct. 22, 2014.

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Middlebury residents vote for gas easements

Posted on November 9, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Roughly 9 percent of Middlebury’s 4,925 registered voters turned out at the polls on Tuesday to green-light three free easements on public land that Vermont Gas needs to serve roughly 15 potential downtown customers — including the municipal building and the Ilsley Public Library.

Residents voted, 279 to 168, to affirm a Middlebury selectboard decision this past August to award the free easements — one behind the town offices and Ilsley Library, one near Mr. Ups Restaurant, and one on Mill Street.

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Middlebury to vote on gas pipeline easements Nov. 7

Posted on November 2, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury voters on Tuesday, Nov. 7, will be asked if they’re OK with Vermont Gas getting three free easements on town land to reach around 15 potential customers.

Those who want to roll back the free easement want Vermont Gas to pay for the right to lay gas distribution pipe across three town parcels, saying it is a moneymaking venture.

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Vermont Gas pipeline easements spur petition

Posted on August 28, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — A Middlebury resident is petitioning for a special town meeting he hopes will lead to Vermont Gas having to pay for the three easements it is seeking on town property to advance its natural gas pipeline, as opposed to receiving those easements for free.

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Regulators want answers on depth of gas pipeline

Posted on July 24, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



NEW HAVEN — Three months after natural gas started flowing through the 41-mile Addison Natural Gas Project pipeline from Colchester to Middlebury, Vermont Gas Systems continues to come under fire for deviations from construction specifications laid out in its state permit.

The Vermont Public Utility Commission has asked the company for explanations to account for construction-related deviations from the permit and evidence that no other deviations exist along the entire length of the pipeline.

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Vermont Gas fined $25,000 for destruction of rare sunflowers

Posted on June 5, 2017 |
By Mike Polhamus of VTDigger.org



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MONKTON — Vermont Gas Systems was fined $25,000 late last month by the Public Service Board for the destruction of a rare plant during the construction of a 41-mile natural gas pipeline into Addison County.

The penalty is in addition to a $33,687.50 fine that the state Environmental Court in December assessed against Vermont Gas for the same incident.

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Natural gas now flowing into Middlebury

Posted on April 13, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Gas on Wednesday, April 12, officially turned on the spigot to its 41-mile Addison Natural Gas Project pipeline, sending its product to an initial four corporate users in Middlebury’s Industrial Park.

The launch comes after more than six years of planning, protests and a still-pending case before the Vermont Supreme Court through which the plaintiffs are challenging the legality of Vermont Gas’s move to bury its pipeline under Hinesburg’s Geprags Park.

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Vt. Gas pipeline begins delivering fuel to Middlebury today

Posted on April 12, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Gas on Wednesday, April 12, officially turned on the spigot to its 41-mile Addison Natural Gas Project pipeline, sending its product to an initial four corporate users in Middlebury’s Industrial Park.

The launch comes after more than six years of planning, protests and a still-pending case before the Vermont Supreme Court through which the plaintiffs are challenging the legality of Vermont Gas’s move to bury its pipeline under Hinesburg’s Geprags Park.

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