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NY's Con Ed sticking with moratorium on new natural gas service in Westchester

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Mar 15, 2019 2:20 PM 1+ week ago

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(Reuters) - New York energy company Consolidated Edison Inc said on Friday it still plans to impose a moratorium on new natural gas service in parts of Westchester County after March 15 despite a $250 million plan by the state to reduce energy usage.

"The moratorium will still go into effect after March 15," Con Edison spokesman Allan Drury said, noting the company needs to stop hooking up new gas customers to avoid compromising gas system reliability because of limited space on existing interstate pipelines into the region.

New York State has blocked construction of new interstate pipelines for environmental reasons for years as Governor Andrew Cuomo and other state officials want utilities to focus more on renewable power sources and energy efficiency programs, instead of building more gas and other fossil fuel-fired power plants and infrastructure.

Consumers, however, want access to more gas to heat homes and ...

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