Rumford supports Bangor company’s natural gas line project

Posted Sept. 10, 2012, at 10:03 a.m.

RUMFORD, Maine — Following an executive session Thursday night to discuss an economic development matter, selectmen authorized Town Manager Carlo Puiia to draft a letter of support from the town to Bangor Natural Gas Co.

Puiia said Bangor Natural Gas General Manager Jerry Livengood sought support from the board for a project to bring natural gas lines into Rumford for commercial and residential use.

“It’s still speculative at this time,” Puiia said of the project, which could happen next year or within the next five years.

Livengood, he said, will be making a presentation to the company’s board about bringing natural gas to the River Valley.

“They have reviewed the town and they believe that it’s a potential site to list as a future project, so the board wants me to draft a letter of support,” Puiia said.

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