Maine-Lining Natural Gas

February 10th, 201

Summit Boosts Pipeline Capacity to Reach Rural Residents

It costs less, burns cleaner and is readily produced in North America, but the infrastructure is simply not in place to bring natural gas heat to many rural residents of Maine. Summit Natural Gas of Maine is out to change

that. They have already installed more than 130 miles of pipeline in central Maine, but that’s just the start. Over the next five years, the company plans to invest $460 million into the construction of transmission and distribution lines that will serve more than 2,000 customers in the Kennebec Valley and beyond.

Their most recent project is a 66-mile natural gas pipeline and compression station that will serve approximately 8,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in the underserved towns of Cumberland, Falmouth and Yarmouth (CFY), along the Atlantic coast of Maine. These bedroom communities just north of Portland rely primarily on fuel oil or propane with some electric and wood burning sources.