The article emphasizes the importance of natural gas and associated infrastructure, noting its reliability and durability during extreme weather. In fact, the U.S. Department of Energy concluded that Irene and Sandy “did not have a major impact on natural gas infrastructure and supplies in the Northeast,” a testament to the reliability and durability of natural-gas infrastructure.
The article continues:
“New Jersey cannot take an “all eggs in one basket” approach when it comes to energy. Natural gas should be one part of our energy mix which will include renewables and other clean sources. Many New Jersey residents and the industry have already realized the clear benefits of natural gas as a reliable fuel source, but it’s critical that New Jersey’s leaders do the same and support enhancement and modernization projects for our natural-gas infrastructure.”
Although it isn’t mentioned in the op-ed, a great example of an enhancement project designed to strengthen the resiliency and reliability of natural gas infrastructure in the Northeast is Williams’ Northeast Supply Enhancement Project. The proposed project will strengthen the security of energy supply in the region while helping convert customers from heavily polluting fuels and balancing the integration of renewable energy.
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