October 18th, 2017:
American Energy Coalition – October 18th, 2017
“After a recent report alleging that Connecticut’s natural gas providers, Eversource and Avangrid, artificially constrained pipeline capacity, driving up energy prices, the state’s utilities regulator has opened a review of the matter,” reports the Hartford Business Journal and the Journal Inquirer Staff.
“The finding doesn’t reference the report from the Environmental Defense Fund – which Eversource disputed as ‘a complete fabrication’ – but a spokesman acknowledged Tuesday the review was spurred by the researchers’ findings.”
“The report’s authors analyzed data from the Algonquin pipeline, which crosses Connecticut, and found that the utilities “routinely ordered large deliveries of natural gas, then sharply reduced those orders at the last minute” – leaving no time for anyone else to use the capacity. The authors, who stopped short of accusing the utility of doing it on purpose, called the practice “down scheduling.”
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