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Backup Gas Service Plans Unnecessary Due To Warm Winter, National Grid Says

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National Grid has not used its emergency gas shortage measures this winter that they said were necessary to meet a growing demand.

The utility company prepared for a potential gas shortage with demand-reduction programs and by finding additional gas supply.

This was after nearly a yearlong moratorium on gas hook-ups that was lifted because of pressure from New York State.

A spokesperson for National Grid says they didn’t have to activate their emergency plans because of higher-than-average temperatures in recent months.

Climate activists said National Grid exaggerated the demand for gas and implemented the moratorium to get support to build a new natural gas pipeline.

Jay Shah is a former Long Island bureau chief at WSHU.
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