Granite Bridge Project

The Granite Bridge project withdrawn!
>> Motion to amend petition

The Granite Bridge project continues to be delayed!
>> Procedural schedule suspended

PLAN-NE Annotated Granite Bridge Factsheet 4-23-18 (with links to supporting information)

PLAN-NE Granite Bridge Factsheet 4-23-18 (for printing)

Liberty Utilities’ major infrastructure expansion proposal – Granite Bridge – includes a 27-mile, 16-inch, high pressure (950 psi) pipeline along the Route 101 right-of-way in New Hampshire and a large LNG storage and liquefaction facility in Epping, NH. was withdrawn 7/31/2020

The proposed pipeline, running from Stratham through Exeter, Brentwood, Epping, Raymond, Candia, and Auburn, and terminating in Manchester, would connect the Maritimes & Northeast pipeline, which is along the coast, to the TGP/Kinder Morgan Concord lateral.

According to Liberty, because the project is sited solely within a state-designated (and state-owned) “Energy Infrastructure Corridor”, this project would not involve eminent domain takings.

The company has created a website for this project with the information it would like to convey to the public.

PUC Proceedings:

DG 17-198 – Petition to Approve Firm Supply, Transportation Agreements and the Granite Bridge Project

DG 17-152 – Least Cost Integrated Resource Plan

Safety and Hazard Information:

Environmental, Health, and Safety Guidelines for Liquefied Natural Gas Facilities – World Bank

Liquefied Natural Gas OverviewPipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

Natural gas contaminants: Brief study overview – Dr. Curt Nordgaard presentation to Boston University

Introduction to the Site Evaluation Committee – presentation to the Rockingham Planning Commission

Latest news:

Granite Bridge 2.0: Progress, at Last, on Natural Gas, InDepthNH, 7/31/2020

Granite Bridge is a bridge too far, InDepthNH, 9/27/2019

Initial press:

$340M natural gas pipeline proposed to run along Rt. 101, Seacoast Online, 12/10/2017

Liberty Utilities’ Proposal Would Pipe NatGas to Central New Hampshire – Natural Gas Intelligence, 12/6/2017

“Liberty Utilities proposes $340 million underground natural gas pipeline project” – WMUR, 12/5/2017

“Liberty Proposes Gas Pipeline To Run From N.H. Seacoast To Manchester” – NHPR, 12/4/2017

“Natural gas pipeline, with LNG storage tank in Epping, proposed by Liberty Utilities” – Concord Monitor, 12/4/2017