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Vermont Gas http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/1356/all en In Vergennes, Shumlin challenged on pipeline stance http://addisonindependent.com/201503vergennes-shumlin-challenged-pipeline-stance <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-29362" style="width: 152px;"><a href="/201503vergennes-shumlin-challenged-pipeline-stance"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Suhmlin at StoneCutters for health care story5527.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Suhmlin at StoneCutters for health care story5527.jpg" title="Suhmlin at StoneCutters for health care story5527.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="152" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> VERGENNES &mdash; In a wide-ranging discussion with locals at the Legislative Luncheon in Vergennes on Monday, Gov. Peter Shumlin defended his stance on the Addison-Rutland Natural Gas Project.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29363">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503vergennes-shumlin-challenged-pipeline-stance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes pipeline Shumlin vergennes Vermont Gas Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:19:08 +0000 Zach Despart 29363 at http://addisonindependent.com Vermont Gas admits it kept regulators in the dark on pipeline cost increase http://addisonindependent.com/201503new-testimony-shows-vt-gas-knew-about-cost-hike-didnt-tell-psb-five-months <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> MONTPELIER &mdash; Vermont Gas Systems officials last year knew the company&rsquo;s proposed natural gas pipeline through Addison County would cost much more than anticipated, but waited more than five months to tell regulators &mdash; even after the Department of Public Service requested that it do so.</p> <p> This information came to light in recent testimony by Vermont Gas executives in a Public Service Board proceeding to determine whether the company violated board procedure by not providing timely cost updates for Phase I of the Addison Rutland Natural Gas Project.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29071">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503new-testimony-shows-vt-gas-knew-about-cost-hike-didnt-tell-psb-five-months" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County AARP CLF cost hike Department of Public Service Dumont Featured Marchildon Phase I pipeline Public Service Board Recchia Rendall Simollardes Vermont Gas Sat, 14 Mar 2015 13:15:06 +0000 Zach Despart 29071 at http://addisonindependent.com Pipeline construction to resume even as PSB begins investigation http://addisonindependent.com/201503pipeline-construction-resume-even-psb-begins-investigation <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; The new Public Service Board investigation into cost hikes related to the Addison Rutland Natural Gas Project will begin this month and may not conclude until late May at the earliest, according to a schedule proposed by the board March 2.</span></p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29081">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503pipeline-construction-resume-even-psb-begins-investigation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County pipeline Vermont Gas Thu, 12 Mar 2015 11:30:56 +0000 Zach Despart 29081 at http://addisonindependent.com Phase I cost hike, Phase II cancellation could be bad news for Vt. Gas ratepayers http://addisonindependent.com/201502phase-i-cost-hike-phase-ii-cancellation-bad-news-vt-gas-ratepayers <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; As regulators sort through the fallout of Vermont Gas Systems&rsquo; decision last week to <a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201502vermont-gas-abandons-phase-ii-pipeline">cancel its application for its Phase II pipeline</a> and announcement in December of a <a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201412vt-gas-sweetens-deal-phase-ii-towns-wont-call-it-precedent">massive cost hike for Phase I</a>, opponents of the pipeline warn that both events will significantly raise the burden ratepayers will be asked to bear for the Phase I project.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28645">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201502phase-i-cost-hike-phase-ii-cancellation-bad-news-vt-gas-ratepayers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County AARP CLF Department of Public Service Dumont Featured Levine Marchildon Parent Phase I Phase II pipeline Public Service Board Recchia Rendall Vermont Gas Thu, 19 Feb 2015 14:21:52 +0000 Zach Despart 28645 at http://addisonindependent.com Opinion: Time for Shumlin to take correct position on pipeline http://addisonindependent.com/201502opinion-time-shumlin-take-correct-position-pipeline <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> George Klohck </div> </div> </div> <p align="left"> &nbsp;It is way past the time when Gov. Shumlin should have caught up with a fast growing segment of the public, which realizes now that the so-called Addison Rutland Natural Gas Project has been a &ldquo;pipe dream&rdquo; all along. This pipeline never made sense.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28632">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201502opinion-time-shumlin-take-correct-position-pipeline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion pipeline Shumlin Vermont Gas Thu, 19 Feb 2015 13:36:53 +0000 Zach Despart 28632 at http://addisonindependent.com Supreme Court lets PSB re-open investigation into Phase I pipeline http://addisonindependent.com/201502supreme-court-lets-psb-re-open-investigation-phase-i-pipeline <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> MONTPELIER &mdash; The state Supreme Court on Feb. 9 gave the green light to the Public Service Board to launch a wide-ranging second investigation into Vermont Gas Systems&rsquo; budgeting practices for Phase I of its Addison Rutland Natural Gas Project.</p> <p> By granting remand, a process by which a higher court sends a case back to a lower tribunal, the Supreme Court ceded jurisdiction to the Public Service Board to consider whether to alter or revoke its December 2013 approval of the project, a 41-mile pipeline through Chittenden and Addison counties.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28546">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201502supreme-court-lets-psb-re-open-investigation-phase-i-pipeline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Phase I pipeline Public Service Board Vermont Gas Thu, 12 Feb 2015 16:52:18 +0000 Zach Despart 28546 at http://addisonindependent.com Vermont Gas abandons Phase II pipeline http://addisonindependent.com/201502vermont-gas-abandons-phase-ii-pipeline <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart and John S. McCright </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; Reaction to the announcement Tuesday that Vermont Gas Systems would abandon its proposal to build a $105 million pipeline from Middlebury to Ticonderoga, N.Y., was met with a mixture of joy and relief from Addison County residents who would have been directly affected.</p> <p> &ldquo;I was delighted because we spent more than two years trying to defeat this project,&rdquo; said Cornwall Selectman Bruce Hiland.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28545">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201502vermont-gas-abandons-phase-ii-pipeline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cornwall Cornwall Featured Hiland Martin Middlebury Phase II pipeline Public Service Board Rendall Shoreham Vermont Gas Thu, 12 Feb 2015 16:48:40 +0000 Zach Despart 28545 at http://addisonindependent.com Editorial: Ding-dong, Phase II is dead. But will we pay even more? http://addisonindependent.com/201502editorial-ding-dong-phase-ii-dead-will-we-pay-even-more <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Angelo S. Lynn </div> </div> </div> <p> &nbsp; Before the whoops and hollers of relief die down in light of Vermont Gas Systems&rsquo; decision to abandon Phase II of its natural gas pipeline through Middlebury, Cornwall and Shoreham en route to the International Paper plant in Ticonderoga, let&rsquo;s assess the consequence of that decision, and whether the pipeline deserves the public ire heaped upon it.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28530">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201502editorial-ding-dong-phase-ii-dead-will-we-pay-even-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial Phase I Phase II pipeline Vermont Gas Thu, 12 Feb 2015 16:25:32 +0000 Zach Despart 28530 at http://addisonindependent.com Vermont Gas will not pursue Phase 2 pipeline to paper mill in Ticonderoga, N.Y. http://addisonindependent.com/201502vermont-gas-will-not-pursue-phase-2-pipeline-paper-mill-ticonderoga-ny <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> SOUTH BURLINGTON &mdash;Vermont Gas Systems Inc. on Tuesday afternoon announced that it will not proceed with the proposal to build Phase 2 of its proposed Addison Rutland Natural Gas Project pipeline &mdash; the connection from Middlebury to International Paper&rsquo;s plant in Ticonderoga, N.Y.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28492">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201502vermont-gas-will-not-pursue-phase-2-pipeline-paper-mill-ticonderoga-ny" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont Cornwall Featured pipeline Shoreham Vermont Gas Tue, 10 Feb 2015 18:22:35 +0000 Addison Independent 28492 at http://addisonindependent.com Opinion: Vermont poised to win new 'Battle of Cornwall' against Vermont Gas http://addisonindependent.com/201502opinion-vermont-poised-win-new-battle-cornwall-against-vermont-gas <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Rebecca Foster </div> </div> </div> <p align="left"> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28468">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201502opinion-vermont-poised-win-new-battle-cornwall-against-vermont-gas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Cornwall pipeline Vermont Gas Mon, 09 Feb 2015 13:04:55 +0000 Zach Despart 28468 at http://addisonindependent.com Regulators, Vt. Gas gird for newest court battle http://addisonindependent.com/201502regulators-vt-gas-gird-newest-court-battle <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; Vermont Gas Systems, opponents of its Addison Rutland Natural Gas Project pipeline and state regulators have all filed briefs attempting to influence how the Public Service Board conducts an investigation into the project&rsquo;s second multi-million-dollar cost hike.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28410">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201502regulators-vt-gas-gird-newest-court-battle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Department of Public Service Phase I pipeline Public Service Board Vermont Gas Thu, 05 Feb 2015 13:29:00 +0000 Zach Despart 28410 at http://addisonindependent.com Opinion: Vermont Gas official is not sharing enough information http://addisonindependent.com/201501opinion-vermont-gas-official-not-sharing-enough-information <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Norton Latourelle </div> </div> </div> <p align="left"> The Jan. 15 issue of the <em>Addison Indy</em> headlined a story &ldquo;New CEO of Vt. Gas vows company will be more transparent.&rdquo; On that same day I had the opportunity to directly ask the new CEO, Don Rendall, a question on the Mark Johnson Show on WDEV radio. (Thank you, Mark.)</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28162">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201501opinion-vermont-gas-official-not-sharing-enough-information" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion CEO pipeline Rendall Vermont Gas Fri, 23 Jan 2015 19:42:27 +0000 Zach Despart 28162 at http://addisonindependent.com Opinion: Cornwall clarifies position on pipeline negotiations http://addisonindependent.com/201501opinion-cornwall-clarifies-posiiton-pipeline-negotiations <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Ben Wood </div> </div> </div> <p align="left"> The Cornwall selectboard would like to clarify its position regarding Vermont Gas Systems&rsquo; Phase II project.</p> <p align="left"> We, the selectboard, said from the outset that we would work to oppose the pipeline AND we would attempt to work with VGS so that IF, despite our opposition, the Public Service Board (PSB) were to allow the project, we could negotiate the best outcome for Cornwall as a whole. That hasn&rsquo;t changed.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28161">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201501opinion-cornwall-clarifies-posiiton-pipeline-negotiations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion agreement Phase II pipeline selectboard Vermont Gas Fri, 23 Jan 2015 19:41:04 +0000 Zach Despart 28161 at http://addisonindependent.com Cornwall pipeline vote canceled http://addisonindependent.com/201501cornwall-pipeline-vote-be-canceled <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> CORNWALL &mdash; It is looking like Cornwall citizens will not field a Feb. 12 referendum on the Phase II natural gas pipeline after all.</p> <p> Citing a recent decision by Vermont Gas to suspend its permitting efforts for Phase II, Cornwall selectboard members are poised to rescind a motion they made earlier this month to hold a townwide vote on whether the community should sign a compensation agreement with Vermont Gas.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28048">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201501cornwall-pipeline-vote-be-canceled" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cornwall Phase II Vermont Gas Mon, 19 Jan 2015 13:51:42 +0000 Zach Despart 28048 at http://addisonindependent.com Vermont Gas details cost hike reasons in PSB report http://addisonindependent.com/201501vermont-gas-details-cost-hike-reasons-psb-report <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> MONTPELIER &mdash; In a flurry of filings before the Public Service Board Thursday afternoon, Vermont Gas Systems detailed the cost drivers for the most recent budget increase for Phase I of its Addison Rutland Natural Gas Project.</p> <p> Company executives argued that the pipeline from Colchester to Middlebury and Vergennes still will bring significant economic benefits to the state, and asked regulators to allow the project to continue.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28046">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201501vermont-gas-details-cost-hike-reasons-psb-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Featured Phase I pipeline Public Service Board Vermont Gas Mon, 19 Jan 2015 13:37:00 +0000 Zach Despart 28046 at http://addisonindependent.com