A natural gas distributor is seeking $275 million from its customers to replace aging plastic pipelines. AGL Resources says the program is necessary to replace plastic pipelines installed from about 1965 to 1983. Utility officials say surveys show those pipes are leaking, though not at rates that immediately threaten the public.
Local governments with fleets of vehicles and buses that use natural gas can use the stations to fill up, just as people use regular service stations. Currently there are only two natural gas stations in the state, though four more are planned for this year.