Boston Globe: National Grid sees only a limited role for LNG

May 20, 2015 - 1 minute read


“In “Distrigas says its deals should prevent shortages” (Business, May 11), Distrigas implies that its new contract with National Grid indicates that we are increasingly relying on imported liquefied natural gas to serve our customers. That’s not true. For decades we’ve contracted with Distrigas for LNG to refill our storage tanks to replace what we delivered the previous winter. The new contract is for the same purpose but for a longer term. Distrigas’s LNG comes from far-off foreign countries. Pricing and availability depend on global energy markets and politics. We signed another contract because there’s a limited role for imported LNG to offset price spikes on the coldest winter days.”


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