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Malloy energy plan pits natural gas against oil

AP -- A broad effort by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to reshape energy policy in Connecticut with incentives to boost efficiency and keep down costs has drawn strong opposition from the home heating oil industry, which accuses the state of encouraging residential and business customers to dump local oil suppliers in favor of increasingly popular natural gas.

Thirty-one percent of Connecticut homes heat with gas, compared with 47 percent in Massachusetts and 48 percent in Rhode Island, the state says. And the percentage of commercial and industrial businesses with access to gas is only slightly higher, state officials say.

Connecticut has promoted a "significant amount of public subsidies" for oil with incentives to promote efficiency in buildings heated by oil and tapping into a fund financed by el


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 4:44:54 AM

Train: at least for now.
52MPG
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 2:30:53 AM

There are better technologies than gas and oil that are not even considered.
RTTT
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:15:35 PM

Almost 10 years ago ...Supervised Gas line installation & replacement & conversion of schools and library's in Boston, heck even some Natural gas bus filling stations. Why so slow for everyone else?????
RTTT
Rookie Author Providence

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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:08:15 PM

Funny shit, in RI I spent years cutting off gas services to houses that didn't' use it, and the same happened thru out the north east. A federal safety mandate... unused gas services to homes inactive for 5 years had to be permanently cut. So now .....
Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:02:16 PM

What's next, @TWS658? "Get off my d@mned lawn!"?
Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:59:45 PM

You have two choices, @TBRR. Don't live so far out in the woods or extend the gas line yourself.

Let's see some of that work ethic you keep spouting off about.
Aviator_Rob
Champion Author New York

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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:57:23 PM

Natural gas and propane aren't the same, @rjoeh. Furnaces that burn one need a different burner if they switch to the other fuel. Those furnaces have blown up or caused bad fires when someone improperly converted them from propane to natural gas or vice versa.
clermont40miles
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:51:47 PM

Go for both. Competition would help.
mfeldstein
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:48:30 PM

Both will lose. Hydrogen fuel cells are the future.
rjoeh
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:48:02 PM

Some call natural gas LPG or Propane. Both do the same job but do not need pipelines for delivery. Meanwhile, heating oil is also delivered in trucks and stored in local owned tanks. The Governor needs to remember that Gas is not the answer to energy costs but just one option in the mix.
yyc2yow
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:47:16 PM

Gaz is cleaner
boatmen
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:41:07 PM

We need to encourage the use of natural gas over oil we have an abundance of it here and can create jobs here with it cleaner cheaper greedy biches Big Oil will do anything to prevent it
mstearno
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:31:51 PM

let the markets rule
drz614
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:27:30 PM

this will work for awhile until the large scale exportation of lng begins in 2014.

gas companies want the customers and profit but don't want to absorb any of the costs of extending lines..... why is that?
atdinut
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:26:35 PM

is this a surprise to anyone who pays attention?
TBRR
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:26:24 PM

it would be nice to have a gas line to my home. the closest one is a mile away with no plans to extend the line. stuck with propane.

Push work ethic, not redistribution of wealth.
gd83goldwinger
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:22:35 PM

Ahh, Someone that's trying to keep cost down for a change to the consumers. To bad for the oil companies.
pacecar68
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:19:57 PM

good.
WIPACKERFAN
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:16:50 PM

Whats he thinking?
30mpg80
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:16:04 PM

Oil has to compete with natural gas, without regard to what any governor says.
gsayeg1
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:16:03 PM

really?
EconomiserAZ
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:15:49 PM

May the games begin.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:14:38 PM

Interesting
bvrbill
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:10:37 PM

I'm all for the use of Nat Gas. We don't need gov't subsidues, though.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:04:55 PM

atural gas is an excellent energy source for heating homes and businesses. I can't imagine those totals being so low as we have had over 80% of homes heated with natural gas for over 30 years and now there is an increasing amount being heated by geothermal heating systems.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:03:35 PM

ok
TWS658
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:03:01 PM

Government sticking its nose where it does not belong.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:02:47 PM

As a Connecticut resident I'm happy with this one!
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:02:26 PM

The government should get out of the decision making business, they re not good at it.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:02:07 PM

Only the strong will survive.
wayoung56
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:01:51 PM

Hmmm...
mrbee
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:01:34 PM

Who will win this battle?
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:01:15 PM

ok
walkingtall
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:59:41 PM

That will be interesting.
REKEY
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:55:29 PM

That's my heating gas!
SpankyMI
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:53:49 PM

I have never wanted to live in a house heated by oil.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:53:14 PM

yeah, i can see why the oil industry would be upset over people trying to cut costs in order to survive instead of continuing to pay their prices.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:51:43 PM

Good.
SavALot
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:48:50 PM

This is only round one
Darwin00
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:44:20 PM

Go natural gas!
Doomsday64
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:43:43 PM

Looks clear to me - NG is cleaner, very efficient and less expensive
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:41:51 PM

Just say no to incentives.
scubadaniel
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:38:50 PM

All of the above.
mecforyou
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:37:10 PM

WOW I never thought it be that high. In Iowa LP is the heating fuel.
southrob
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:35:45 PM

dhan for cheap gas
Marson
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:30:45 PM

This war will be significant given te amount of money at stake!
abcdMA
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:30:20 PM

just let us have cheap fuel
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:28:10 PM

That will be interesting
g747
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:27:04 PM

Nasty war!!!!.
mlmeng
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:22:54 PM

I lean toward natural gas but what the free market to determine it.
TravisTuxy
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:21:46 PM

whatever is best for the environment
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