By Taylor Durden
July 3, 2019
The company said it will initiate condemnation proceedings in the coming weeks to start construction on the $39 million project.
LG&E said the existing natural gas distribution line that serves Bullitt County is “nearing full capacity.”
“It’s not that we’re running out of gas. We have gas supply and we can serve gas,” LG&E spokeswoman Natasha Collins said. “It’s that there’s only so much space for a line to be able to transport gas at a certain pressure through the system to customers.”
The utility said it will evaluate requests for additional or new natural gas service in the area on a case-by-case basis.
Collins said because the line is nearing full capacity, LG&E needs an additional gas supply in order to keep up with the county’s growth.
LG&E announced Tuesday it will start suing property owners who haven’t given up portions of their land, including Bernheim Forest