MANCHESTER, NH —Liberty Utilities announced on May 17 that a bipartisan group of 22 state senators have endorsed its proposed Granite Bridge natural gas project. The supporters include all three Manchester senators:
- Kevin Cavanaugh (D-16)
- Donna Soucy (D-18)
- Lou D’Allesandro (D-20)
Soucy said she is confident Granite Bridge will offer significant benefits to her constituents.
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“Without access to natural gas service, working families will see their heating bills skyrocket, which is something many of my constituents simply cannot afford,” said Soucy. “Building Granite Bridge will make sure citizens in Manchester and across the state continue to have access to low-cost, clean, efficient heating fuel, while creating hundreds of construction jobs for local workers.”
Granite Bridge would connect the existing natural gas infrastructure through a new pipeline, proposed to be buried underground in the state-owned right-of-way along Route 101, between Stratham and Manchester. The project would also feature a liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage facility, which would be sited in an abandoned quarry in Epping. This facility would store natural gas purchased in the summer when prices are low and provide that low-cost fuel to customers in the winter when prices increase.
Liberty Utilities is hosting an open house on the Granite Bridge project on May 23rd in Epping. Details here.