Consumer group calls for adding new natgas pipeline capacity in the Northeast

Warning that a cold winter could cost consumers in the Northeast millions in natural gas costs for home heating and electricity generation, the Consumer Energy Alliance is calling for developing new natural gas pipeline capacity to supply the region. “CEA, along with regional electrical grid experts like ISO New England, continue to urge policymakers to take action and heed the warnings about the severe lack of pipeline capacity in the Northeast,” CEA President David Holt said in a press release. “While the growth in U.S. energy production has certainly helped utilities prepare for high-energy demand days during the winter months, it is unfortunate that state policymakers continue to block the development of pipeline infrastructure needed to deliver critical energy supplies that would ensure families are warm this winter.”