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Project Benefits

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The Northeast Supply Enhancement project will provide a critical natural resource for New York City, making access to natural gas more reliable via the safest method for transporting energy. When completed, the project will provide enough energy to serve the daily needs of 2.3 million homes, adding important new infrastructure that will improve the reliability of New York’s natural gas delivery network.

Economic Benefits

According to researchers at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, the design and construction of the Northeast Supply Enhancement project will generate approximately $327 million in additional economic activity (GDP) in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. In addition, the project will directly and indirectly generate 3,186 jobs during the construction period, resulting in an estimated $234 million in labor income.

  • In Pennsylvania, the design and construction of the project will generate $63.6 million in additional economic activity (GDP), including 499 direct and indirect jobs (1 year), $45.6 million in labor income and $3.9 million in local and state taxes.
  • In New Jersey, the design and construction of the project will generate $239.9 million in additional economic activity (GDP), including 2,411 direct and indirect jobs (1 year), $171.9 million in labor income and $16.4 million in local and state taxes.
  • In New York, the design and construction of the project will generate $23.7 million in additional economic activity (GDP), including 276 direct and indirect jobs (1 year), $16.6 million in labor income and $2.3 million in local and state taxes.

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The project will also ensure a reliable supply of economical natural gas, which can save end-users money when compared to fuel oil. In fact, the residential and commercial heating conversions from fuel oil to natural gas made possible by the Northeast Supply Enhancement project has the potential to reduce heating bills by 65%. The average residential customer has the potential to save  $2,300 per year in home heating costs by switching from fuel oil to natural gas.  The average commercial / industrial customer has the potential to save $36,000 per year.

Environmental Benefits

The Northeast Supply Enhancement project aligns with New York’s Clean Energy Transition Policy, creating energy infrastructure necessary for National Grid to continue its planned oil to natural gas conversion program. The Northeast Supply Enhancement project will help ensure that reliable gas supplies are available to support these conversions, ultimately allowing National Grid to displace approximately 13 million barrels of heating oil and reduce CO2 emissions in New York City and Long Island by up to 3 million tons per year.  The CO2 emission reductions are the equivalent of removing nearly 500,000 cars from the road. In addition, these conversions will ultimately reduce local emissions by 4,300 tons per year, including smog, acid rain and particulates that have negative health and environmental effects.

New York’s aggressive carbon emission goals require a 32 million ton reduction between 2015 and 2030.  The Northeast Supply Enhancement project will advance New York almost 10% toward meeting the statewide carbon emissions goals outlined in the New York State Energy Plan.