Spire, formerly known as “Alagasco,” is Alabama’s major gas utility—and its aging infrastructure (particularly old, leaky pipes) is releasing natural gas, or methane, into Alabama’s air. Ratepayers are covering the cost of the lost gas—which also poses a serious climate challenge. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas that is over 80 times more powerful than carbon dioxide in the short-term.
From 2015 to 2016, Spire cut its backlog of known leaks in pipes by 38%, and their cast iron pipeline mileage by 9%. Despite this progress, Alabama still ranks in the top fifteen states for miles of leak-prone pipe—a statistic which underscores the need for the Alabama Public Service Commission to explore new technologies for fulfilling its mission “to provide customers with safe, adequate, and reliable services at rates that are equitable and economical.”
Make sure they get there: Take action today, and tell the Alabama Public Service Commission to curb natural gas leaks.
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