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Yankee Gas Services Company
P.O. Box 270
Hartford, CT 06141-0270
(800) 989-0900

www.yankeegas.com
News Release
  
Yankee Gas Completes Painting of LNG Tank in Waterbury;
Mayor Jarjura and Representative Berger express appreciation
 
MEDIA CONTACT:Jeff Tilghman
Office:(860) 665-3931
 
BERLIN, Conn., Thursday, October 16, 2008 — Yankee Gas Services Company has cleaned and painted its liquefied natural gas (LNG) tank visible from Route 8 in Waterbury’s industrial zone, removing rust spots caused by construction scaffolding. Subcontractor Rockwood Corp. of Syracuse, N.Y., started cleaning the tank in May and completed the job in August.

“It took 600 gallons and three coats of paint, but thanks to good weather we finished the process safely and ahead of schedule,” said William Quinlan, vice president, field maintenance, Yankee Gas. “We expect this coating to last about 20 years.”

“Yankee Gas has made the city’s skyline more attractive,” said Mayor Michael J. Jarjura. “The company has always been a good corporate citizen. We commend their effort to address citizen concerns.”

“We’re certainly pleased with the result, and we look forward to a continued great relationship with Yankee Gas,” said State Representative Jeffrey J. Berger.

This $108 million facility holds the vapor equivalent of 1.2 billion cubic feet (BCF) of LNG, or 14.6 million gallons — enough natural gas to heat 85,000 homes for a month.

Yankee Gas Services Company (Yankee Gas) is Connecticut’s largest natural gas distribution company, delivering safe, reliable natural gas service to approximately 205,000 customers in 71 cities and towns. Yankee Gas is expanding Connecticut’s energy options and increasing customer choice by extending the availability of clean, efficient natural gas throughout the state. Yankee Gas is part of the Northeast Utilities System (NYSE: NU). For more information, please visit www.yankeegas.com.
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