Study: Adding natural gas capacity could cut Maine electric bills by $120 million annually

From the Portland Press Herald: “New England electricity customers could save more than $1.5 billion a year — $120 million for those in Maine — if natural gas prices in the region could be brought closer to what other parts of the Northeast are paying, a new state study has found.

“A Review of Natural Gas Capacity Options” was commissioned after a sweeping energy bill passed last year. It directed the Maine Public Utilities Commission to evaluate the costs and benefits of additional natural gas pipeline capacity into New England.”

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