Gas Pipeline To Be Constructed From Century To Nine Mile Road

April 17, 2017

An underground natural gas pipeline through North Escambia from Century to Nine Mile Road is the works.

If all goes as planned, the Florida Public Utilities gas pipeline could be under construction as early as June 1 with an estimated completion date of early 2018, according to Barry Kennedy of FPU.

The pipeline will interconnect to an existing pipeline and begin on Fannie Road just northeast of Century on the Alabama/Florida state line. The pipeline will follow Fannie Road to Old Flomaton Road to State Road 4 to North Century Boulevard.

The 12-inch gas pipeline will continue south along the right-of-way of Highway 29 from Century to Old Chemstrand Road. From there, an eight-inch line will follow Old Chemstrand road to Ascend, while another eight-inch line will continue south on Highway 29 to Highway 95A in Cantonment to West Roberts Road to Pine Forest Road to West Nine Mile Road where the project will connect to an existing gas system.

The pipeline will be constructed on existing right of way, mostly in ditches, along Highway 29 and other roadways.

A public hearing to discuss the pipeline will be held at 6:30 p.m. today at the Century Town Hall. No other public meetings are planned.


6 Responses to “Gas Pipeline To Be Constructed From Century To Nine Mile Road”

  1. David Huie Green on April 19th, 2017 9:24 pm

    Per my buddy, Google:

    1 gallon of propane = 91,333 BTU
    1000 standard cubic (MCF) of natural gas around one million BTU
    About 11 gallons of propane equals 1 MCF gas

    Don’t know how much each costs, but that’s the way to compare.

    David for sharing info

  2. David Huie Green on April 19th, 2017 9:12 pm

    ” good luck trying to find out the cost of natural gas per gallon”

    Ain’t gonna happen because gases aren’t sold by volume. One of the characteristics of a gas is that it fills its container — a gallon, cubic foot or cubic yard. Therefor, gallons mean nothing. What matters is energy content. That’s why natural gas is sold in standard cubic feet each of which has something like 1020 BTUs. Billing is per thousand standard cubic feet, 1.02 million BTUs.
    (A BTU is the energy required to raise the temperature of one pound of water one degree Fahrenheit.)

    That’s what you really want to know anyway: how much heating will it provide? When I don’t have to heat or cool, my electric bill is around $67. When it’s cold, gas can be several hundred dollars. When it’s hot, electric can be several hundred dollars. Better insulation reduces both bills.

    David for standards

  3. Rodney on April 19th, 2017 1:01 pm

    @Kaye…..If you convert to natural gas it would be a good idea to be sitting when you open your bill and have an employee that can translate your statement with all the fees and surcharges. There is also a minimum monthly fee, even if you don’t use any gas. I had a furnace, everything else was electric. It cost more to run the furnace for a month than the whole rest of the house on electricity. Natural gas prices may be cheaper than propane, good luck trying to find out the cost of natural gas per gallon, but they will get you with fees and charges that will increase your bill.

  4. Chris on April 18th, 2017 8:43 pm

    Although it is only 12 inch pipe not 46, will the open purple line job to experienced pope welders?

  5. kaye on April 17th, 2017 2:12 pm

    PLEASE, bring the gas pipe line out here in bratt / davisville / area we have to pay alot of money for propane gas . there is elderly and others on fixed income that cannot afford the propane gas cause its so high . PLEASE PLEASE!!!!!!!1

  6. Grandma on April 17th, 2017 10:45 am

    WHEN will natural gas be available for home use in the Cottage Hill area of Cantonment?? If ever?

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