Summit addresses winter use concerns

June 1st, 2018

Summit Natural Gas discussed its plan for alleviating the energy shortages that forced some Lebanon plants to shut down last winter at Tuesday night’s Lebanon City Council meeting.

Phil Marcum, business development manager, Summit Natural Gas told the council they are looking at ways to increase capacity, including the addition of a new facility in the Lebanon industrial park.

He said this is one of the options they come up with after examining the problem.

“Based on the issues we saw in the winter and extreme temperatures we saw in 2018 and the continued growth of the community, we have been analyzing possible ways to come up with solutions,” Marcum said.

Marcum said the pipeline that serves Lebanon is part of the Rogersville distribution system, which is made up of more than 115 miles of pipeline that serves 4,754 residential customers, 733 commercial customers and 36 interruptible customers.

Marcum said they are proposing construction of an LNG (liquefied natural gas) facility, which he said would allow additional growth and help mitigate curtailment issues on peak use days.