Southcentral Natural Gas: Problems and possible solutions 

From Rena Delbridge at Alaska Dispatch: Southcentral’s 350,000 residents are snug this winter in homes with plenty of heat and Christmas lights twinkling. But the sense of security fed by light and warmth is a false one in the state’s major population area, where utilities are a step or two away from rolling power outages if the weather turns bitter cold — cold enough to put out of order the complex metal machinery that pushes natural gas through lines and into homes; cold enough to push demand off the charts. And by the winter of 2011-12, deliverability could be an issue beyond peak demand in the coldest spells. Read more

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