Regulators want to know where gas is going

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Published: September 10,2012

Tags: energy, gas, leak, natural gas, pipeline, regulator, state government

JACKSON COUNTY — A state regulatory panel wants to know why a distribution system in a south Mississippi community is losing large amounts of natural gas.

The Sun Herald reports the Moss Point/Escatawpa Gas Distribution System is unable to account for 42 percent of its natural gas, resulting in $2.8 million in lost revenue last year.

The problem was discussed last Friday at a hearing at the Jackson County Courthouse.

The Public Service Commission and Moss Point officials say the losses could be a result of leakage, meter errors, accounting or theft.

The commission could shut off the city’s gas system if the problem isn’t fixed.

Moss Point has repaired more than 1,000 leaks in the system since 2010, but the problem persists.

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One Response to “Regulators want to know where gas is going”

  1. Julia O'Neal Says:

    Must be all those people who believe cars run on natgas–they have come out of the woodwork in support of drilling in the MS Sound. They completely believe the small amount of natgas that would come from that drilling will drastically lower the price of gasOLINE. They must be putting the natgas in their cars.

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