CINGSA Facility Could Also be Impacted by Forecasted Gas Shortages

Posted: October 31, 2012 at 7:00 am

 

As we’ve previously reported, utilities across South Central Alaska are concerned with a forecasted natural gas shortage in the coming years. During our conversations with John Sims with Enstar Natural Gas, we asked how the CINGSA facility in Kenai fits into the concerns…

 

Sims: “CINGSA only works when there’s gas available to be pumped into it. So local utilities are charged with purchasing gas from the producers to inject into the CINGSA Storage Facility, and right now what we’re talking about with the commission is a supply issue. Deliverability issues are still out there, there’s still possibility for issues.”

 

Sims said that’s why utilities across the region are continuing to partner with local municipalities to participate in conservation measures such as the Energy Watch program.

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