Duke Energy customers are expected to use more energy to heat their homes – and see higher heating bills – this winter compared to one year ago. That's according to the company's winter heating forecast for the Greater Cincinnati region.
Piedmont Natural Gas said today it is experiencing tremendous growth in demand for compressed natural gas (CNG) from commercial vehicle fleets and highlighted several initiatives that will give more companies greater access to the cleaner, lower-cost fuel option.
Piedmont Natural Gas today advised customers that Piedmont crews will be canvassing neighborhoods in flood impacted areas to inspect natural gas meters for signs of submersion from flooding caused by Hurricane Matthew. Any meter believed to have been submerged will be removed and natural gas service to the home or business will be turned off.
The North Carolina Utilities Commission has approved Duke Energy's acquisition of Piedmont Natural Gas. Today's order is the final regulatory approval needed to close the transaction. The transaction is expected to close Monday, Oct. 3.
In response to community feedback, Duke Energy has modified its plan for the Central Corridor Pipeline Extension Project. The company is now proposing to the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) to construct a smaller natural gas pipeline that operates with less pressure.
In order to carefully consider the vast number of comments related to the siting of the proposed Central Corridor Pipeline Extension in Hamilton County, Duke Energy is extending its review process beyond July.
Duke Energy’s engineering, procurement and construction contractor, Fluor, is expected to start hiring 600 to 700 temporary construction workers gradually in spring 2016 with peak employment expected in 2017.