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Proposed gas pipeline to Clarksville proving tough sell in Ky, county wants access
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Monday, September 30, 2013 7:23 AM EDT
A proposed $6 million natural gas pipeline for Clarksville has hit a snag. A Kentucky county wants access to the gas being transported on it before granting approval.
Clarksville Gas & Water General Manager Pat Hickey told The Leaf-Chronicle granting anyone access to the pipeline would increase administrative costs by $100,000 a year.
Dwight Luton works for Kentucky Energy Systems, the company that Guthrie, Ky., contracts with for their utilities. Luton says opening up the line would fill a void in southern Todd County.
Clarksville Gas & Water is trying to do environmental assessments, but not all of the 141 affected landowners have let the utility onto their property.
Information from: The Leaf-Chronicle, http://www.theleafchronicle.com