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  1. #1 Con Ed Cuts Off New Gas Hookups in New York Suburb 
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    Across the suburbs north of New York City, clusters of luxury towers are rising around commuter rail stations, designed to lure young workers seeking easy access to Manhattan. In all, 16,000 apartments and condominiums are in the works in more than a dozen towns, along with spaces for restaurants and shops.

    But the boom unfolding in Westchester County is under threat — not from any not-in-my-backyard opposition or a slumping real estate market.

    Instead, it is coming from something unexpected: a lack of natural gas.

    Con Edison, the region’s main utility, says its existing network of pipelines cannot satisfy an increasing demand for the fuel.

    As a result, the utility has taken the extreme step of imposing a moratorium on new gas hookups in a large swath of Westchester, including for residential buildings planned in Yonkers, White Plains and New Rochelle. The only other places in the country with similar restrictions are in Massachusetts, gas industry officials said
    Maybe they could ask DeBlasio to make a long speech and bottle the hot air !

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/21/n...tural-gas.html
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    Failing to plan is planning to fail
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlaGator View Post
    Failing to plan is planning to fail
    True, but I imagine any attempt to upgrade an installed infrastructure like that in metro NYC would bog down in the regulatory, political, and graft processes there so it's probably impossible to do it until the town starts to scream for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DumbAss Tanker View Post
    True, but I imagine any attempt to upgrade an installed infrastructure like that in metro NYC would bog down in the regulatory, political, and graft processes there so it's probably impossible to do it until the town starts to scream for it.
    Yep. 40-50 years ago California made it fashionable to prevent utility companies from expanding ahead of need. So this "failure" is at least partly a planned anti-growth anti-utility-company capacity shortage. And serendipitously in time to hinder the Trump economy a bit.
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