Gas Natural Activates First Phase Of Loring Pipeline

April 2014, Vol. 241 No. 4

Gas Natural Inc. has completed activation of the first 60 miles of its Loring Pipeline, north of Bangor, ME. Gas Natural acquired a leasehold interest in the 189-mile Loring Pipeline which runs from Searsport to Limestone in September 2012.

The company plans to convert the formerly liquid pipeline to natural gas, avoiding the significant expense of laying new pipe.

“The Maine market is a key growth region for us. Activation of this first phase represents a significant milestone as we further penetrate this underserved market, giving us access to provide natural gas service to commercial, industrial and residential customers in the region. Lincoln Paper and Tissue is our anchor customer and we look forward to serving businesses and homes in this region,” said Gregory J. Osborne, Gas Natural president and COO.