After dozens of gas explosions, a community looks for alternatives to natural gas

by Phil Mckenna, InsideClimate News

Nearly 9,000 households in eastern Massachusetts have had to make do without natural gas since mid-September, when an aging natural gas pipeline failed and set off a series of explosions and fires across the cities of Lawrence, Andover and North Andover.

Residents who relied on gas to heat their homes and cook their food won’t have service again until mid-November at the earliest, according to Columbia Gas of Massachusetts. The company has 48 miles of pipeline to replace, and industry experts question whether it can meet even that timeline.

Read more: https://insideclimatenews.org/news/02102018/natural-gas-pipeline-explosion-massachusetts-home-heat-pump-district-heating-electricity-solar?utm_source=InsideClimate+News&utm_campaign=d21ecdc90b-&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_29c928ffb5-d21ecdc90b-327824881

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