City Hall meeting with Liberty Utilities: No Fracked Gas Plant in Keene. Monday, May 22nd, 6:30 pm
TELL LIBERTY UTILITIES: NO FRACKED GAS PLANT IN KEENE
City Hall Meeting with Liberty Utilities prep meeting to be announced.
Keene City Hall, 3 Washington Street
Council Chambers, 2nd floor
Young people are encouraged to attend
Will be posted here.
WITH RESPECT WE WILL...
• Bring signs and our thoughtful concerns to the meeting. We may not all fit inside. Please be prepared to stand vigil outside with signs during the meeting in case you do not make it in.
• Wait patiently. We will not be the only thing on the agenda and some meetings run quite long.
• Don't Gas The Granite State
• We're not Keene on Gas
• We're not Keene on Explosions
• We're not Keene on Methane Emissions
• We're not Keene on Fracking neighbors in other states
• Our Dream: Keep Keene Clean
• Don't fracking gas Keene
• Clean Energy Keene
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PIPELINE EDUCATION: NED Pipeline, Keene Gas Plant
KEENE SENTINEL ARTICLE
"Plans call for the plant to include a modular decompression skid and associated equipment to decompress the compressed natural gas being delivered by tanker trucks to the facility. A modular decompression skid lowers the pressure of natural gas before it is distributed.
Underground piping would be installed to carry the natural gas to Liberty Utilities’ existing pipeline along Production Avenue, the application says.
From there, the gas would go to businesses on Production Avenue and then under Route 9 to the Monadnock Marketplace.
A generator would be installed to keep the facility running during a power outage, the application says.
Liberty Utilities proposes installing the temporary plant as part of the first phase of converting its Keene customers to compressed natural gas, spokesman John Shore said in an email.
That phase involves getting the system’s commercial customers at Monadnock Marketplace on to compressed natural gas, he said. Eventually, customers elsewhere in the city will also be put on the new system, he said.
“Once these commercial customers have been converted, we will work on the permanent facility, and begin to convert the remaining air-propane customers in phases over the next several years,” he said.
Compressed natural gas is mostly made of methane and is used as a cleaner and more efficient alternative to other fossil fuels. Unlike the propane-air combination, it doesn’t require mixing.
There are several reasons Liberty seeks to switch from propane-air to natural gas, including that Keene’s current system is an unusual one, Shore said."
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