Duke Energy said Algonquin Gas Transmission is planning a new 3.5 mile, 18-inch diameter natural gas pipeline in the Cape Cod towns of Sandwich and Bourne, MA, to serve gas customer growth. “The Cape Cod Lateral will provide KeySpan with firm natural gas transportation service to continue reliably supplying the growing Cape Cod market,” said Bill Yardley, vice president, marketing, business development and customer service. The proposed pipeline and related facilities will provide KeySpan with 38,000 Dth/d of firm capacity under a 15-year agreement. “Over the past few years, we’ve experienced increased demand for natural gas on Cape Cod as more homeowners are catching onto the benefits of this clean and environmentally friendly heating fuel,” said Nicholas Stavropoulos, president of KeySpan Energy Delivery. “This project, if approved, will provide additional capacity and enable KeySpan to maintain system reliability and enhance delivery capability throughout the Cape Cod area.” An application for the expansion was filed April 21 with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Service is expected in November 2007.

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