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J.C.A._3
J.C.A._3 Member Posts: 2,981
The old Boston Gas network showed losses of 10-12 % in transmission, I can't imagine that Keyspan could hide those numbers without someone blowing the whistle. I've seen the way they are looking for the leaks and my 4X4' hole in roadways seems to be the norm around here.

It hurts both the ratepayers and the cities when traffic is delayed because of the constant digging to find the leaks. Maybe this new technology will spare the public from bearing the losses from the problems that have been un-fixed, and lessen the burden on the businesses in the affected areas. After all...They(KeySpan) did agree to buy all the distribution lines, didn't they? Didn't they figure the associated cost of maintaining them into the buyout price?

No siree, they just figured that they could pass the costs on to the end users and keep the investors happy. DPU be damned, we're gonna make our money...be it shady or legal.
As long as they get their pass from the state every year..they are good to go. Consumers be screwed. we got investors to answer to.

Life is short. Look into solar. Costs more upfront but the utilities aren't going to be able to regulate nature for a while. Chris

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  • J.C.A._3
    J.C.A._3 Member Posts: 2,981
    I don't know about you guys,

    But in my area Keyspan distribution estimates something around 10-15% loss of gas through the antiquated piping systems. Maybe technology is finall going to get these fixed...as oppsed to digging a 4'X4' hole every 30' on the newly paved road I've been seeing lately? I hope so! Chris

    http://apnews.excite.com/article/20060121/D8F96SAO0.html
  • David Sutton_6
    David Sutton_6 Member Posts: 1,079
    Waste not,,, want not

    and you wonder why the rest of the world says we are wasteful....David
  • lchmb
    lchmb Member Posts: 2,997
    1.5%

    Am I the only one who is a little shocked by it being an acceptable loss? So having a leak here or there is to be expected? Wonder if they would say the same if the leak was in their own house... Glad I dont have natural gas anywhere near me..:)
  • Brad White_22
    Brad White_22 Member Posts: 15
    Everybody

    has natural gas.
  • J.C.A._3
    J.C.A._3 Member Posts: 2,981
    If only....

    It could be saved...I'm sure a monday morning at the tech's meeting could heat the shop for the week! Chris
  • High unaccounted for

    gas losses push the utility insurance through the roof. Then of course the rate payers will cover that. Those are very high % losses by the way. They had better start replacing their main system.

    Gas leaks are inevitable especially with the old cast iron systems with all the joints that leak but 10 to 15% is ridiculous. The company I worked for never had more that a 1 to 2% loss in all the time I worked there.
  • don_52
    don_52 Member Posts: 199
    Rates & Profits

  • don_52
    don_52 Member Posts: 199
    Rates & Profits...

    Gentlemen,

    Privetize profits, socialize costs, ever hear of that?

    ( I don't want to start a political flap either. )

    Think about it, the CRB index is up 20% ( COMPOSITE )
    year on year, everboby, including the small business
    owner has seen prices go through the roof,

    The $NATGAS index iS UP 850% over the past five or so
    years, who do you think is paying for it?

    I've got the data, Lucky for me I don't get mine from the
    idiot box.

    Real data is available on the WEB for free, if anybody would like to e-mail me, ( it's a real address ) I'll
    let you know where to look, make up your own mind.

    Good Luck, and God help us all, Kindest Regards, db
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