University of Maine at Augusta Signs with Maine Natural Gas
With 70% of Augusta pipeline completed, MNG to start natural gas delivery in 2013
Brunswick, Maine, July 2, 2013 – The University of Maine System has selected Maine Natural Gas (MNG) to provide and deliver natural gas to selected facilities at its University of Maine at Augusta (UMA) campus. Maine Natural Gas recently signed a letter of intent to deliver natural gas to UMA buildings beginning on October 1, 2013. The energy delivery agreement will span five years, with an option to renew for an additional five years.
“This commitment from UMA is another significant testimony for Maine Natural Gas and further proof of our commitment to provide affordable natural gas service to businesses and residences in Augusta and on through the Kennebec Valley,” said Darrel Quimby, vice president of Maine Natural Gas. “The work on our Augusta natural gas pipeline continues to progress very well – we’ve already got more than 70% of it in the ground and are adding to that daily. Customers are joining us every day, and we’ve signed a total of 150 businesses and residences in Augusta, many of whom will start enjoying the benefits of affordable natural gas before the end of this year.”
Maine Natural Gas’s $54 million natural gas distribution construction project in Augusta has created jobs for approximately 200 workers from 15 Maine Companies, and will save Augusta customers millions of dollars in heating costs over its lifetime. Augusta residents who want to learn when they can get natural gas service should visit our website: www.mainenaturalgas.com or call 1.877.867.1642.
Iberdrola USA, the parent company of Maine Natural Gas, serves approximately 570,000 natural gas and propane/air gas customers located in 962 districts in Maine, New Hampshire and New York. Iberdrola USA owns and operates natural gas assets valued at more than $1 billion, which includes 123 miles of high-pressure transmission lines, 17,615 miles of steel & HDPE distribution lines and 875 regulator stations. In 2012, Iberdrola USA safely delivered more than 110 billion cubic feet of natural gas to its customers. (NOTE: this is enough gas to fill approximately 200,000 Goodyear blimps.)
About Maine Natural Gas: Maine Natural Gas, a subsidiary of Iberdrola USA, is headquartered in Brunswick, Maine and backed by the global resources of Iberdrola S.A., one of the largest energy services companies in the world. Maine Natural Gas has been safely delivering affordable natural gas to thousands of Maine families and businesses since 1999. Our sister companies, NYSEG and RG&E currently serve approximately 570,000 natural gas customers in upstate New York. For more information about Maine Natural Gas, visit www.mainenaturalgas.com.
About Iberdrola USA: Iberdrola USA, a subsidiary of global energy leader Iberdrola, S.A., is an energy services and delivery company serving about 2.7 million customers throughout upstate New York and New England. For more information about Iberdrola USA, visit www.iberdrolausa.com.
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