Natural gas pipeline in the planning stage

7:41 AM, Oct 26, 2013   |    comments
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A $3.5 billion, 600-mile natural-gas pipeline system that will stretch from Alabama into Florida is still in the planning stages, but homeowners near the Ichetucknee and Santa Fe rivers in Florida are concerned because the routes being proposed might run through their neighborhoods.

The Gainesville Sun reports that Florida Power & Light selected Sabal Trail Transmission to construct a pipeline that will wind from southwest Alabama through Georgia to a Central Florida hub, from which point another company will build a pipeline that runs into Martin County.

FPL says the pipeline system should be operational by May 2017.

There are only two major pipelines right now that deliver natural gas to central and South Florida and both are nearing capacity.



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