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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. The project will provide the energy necessary to keep the local economy growing, providing the clean energy and tax revenue communities to continue to improve the quality of life for its residents.

Environmental Benefits

New York City’s appetite for natural gas is increasing as consumers continue to phase out the use of heavy fuel oils. In April 2015, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced sweeping goals to curb city emissions 80 percent by 2050, which includes phasing out the use of No. 4 fuel oil by 2030. 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. With natural gas’ relatively lower-carbon emissions (compared to higher-carbon fuel sources), the Northeast Supply Enhancement project is projected to displace the equivalent of 3,005,797 gallons of heating oil, reducing CO2 emissions in New York by up to 2.4 million tons per year.