Granite Bridge Pipeline Project

The Granite Bridge project continues to be delayed!
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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’ new 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.

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 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