Mobile Gas' new eight-inch steel pipeline and meter station in Baldwin County has been completed...
Mobile Gas' new eight-inch steel pipeline and meter station in Baldwin County has been completed and is now serving customers on the Eastern Shore.
The pipeline, constructed parallel to State Hwy 225, just north of Spanish Fort and Daphne, represents the company's first significant entry into Baldwin County.
"We're excited to be supplying natural gas to our friends on the Eastern Shore," says John Davis, President and CEO of Mobile Gas and EnergySouth, Inc. "We are also enthusiastic about working with developers of new neighborhoods being planned for that area," he adds.
Kit Brown, Director of Engineering at Mobile Gas, says the roughly 10-mile pipeline gets its source of natural gas from a "tap" into Gulf South Pipeline Company's Pensacola interstate pipeline system at Crossroads. Extra distribution lines, he says, will be constructed as neighborhoods are developed in the area.
The primary objective for building the pipeline along Hwy 225 was to supply natural gas to residents in an area not previously served by a natural gas utility. Baldwin County, Brown says, is one of the fastest growing counties in the state.
Mobile Gas is a subsidiary of EnergySouth, Inc. a family of energy businesses, which also includes Bay Gas Storage Company Ltd., EnergySouth Services, Inc. and MGS Marketing, Inc., and Southern Gas Transmission.