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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2013 - 2014 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: February 1, 2013 12:33 PM
From: Senator Gene Yaw
To: All Senate members
Subject: Resolution - Natural Gas Deployment Study
 
In the near future, I will be offering a Resolution directing the Center for Rural Pennsylvania to study the potential for increased deployment of natural gas distribution infrastructure by Pennsylvania’s natural gas public utilities to unserved and underserved areas.

Specifically, the Center would be directed to study the deployment of natural gas distribution infrastructure by collecting and analyzing information on:

(1) estimated demand for natural gas service in unserved and underserved areas of the Commonwealth;
(2) estimated price consumers are willing to pay for access or conversion to natural gas service;
(3) regional differences in consumer demand and willingness to pay for natural gas service; and
(4) relevant economic information on the costs and benefits to expand natural gas distribution infrastructure.

The Center would be responsible to report its findings, plans, and recommendations to the General Assembly no later than August 1, 2013.

As Chairman of the Center for Rural Pennsylvania, we have convened several discussions on rural residential and commercial gas distribution. It is clear, we have an abundant natural resource beneath us, which can be used to help consumers lower their energy heating costs, improve consumer satisfaction, provide for increased economic development opportunities, and create jobs in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

I hope that you will join me in co-sponsoring this Resolution.



Introduced as SR29