City of Augusta Selects Summit Natural Gas of Maine to Serve the City

Proposal to serve city buildings and schools will provide boost for local economy

Jul 23, 2013, 10:17 ET from Summit Natural Gas of Maine

AUGUSTA, Maine, July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Summit Natural Gas of Maine announced today the City of Augusta has selected the company to provide natural gas service to all city buildings, including schools, a decision that will save the city $641,464 annually. 



The decision was made by a unanimous vote at the city council meeting on July 18. Summit Natural Gas of Maine will invest $63 million in infrastructure to provide natural gas service in the city of Augusta, for a total of more than 130 miles of pipeline, more than any other natural gas company in the area.

"We are pleased to be selected to serve the city and help significantly reduce its energy costs as well as provide additional value to the city and its residents," said Mike Minkos, president of Summit Natural Gas of Maine. "Providing service to the city's large buildings and schools, will allow us to put additional pipe in the city to serve residents and businesses and provide a very positive economic impact in the community." 

Construction crews totaling more than 430 workers are currently building-out the first phase of the company's planned $350 million Kennebec Valley natural gas transmission and distribution project. To learn more about service areas and the construction project, call (855) 353-4433 or visit

About Summit Natural Gas of Maine, Inc.:  
Summit Natural Gas of Maine, Inc. is a subsidiary of Summit Utilities, Inc. Summit Utilities, Inc. acts as a holding company that owns and operates Summit Natural Gas of Maine, Inc.; Colorado Natural Gas, Inc.; Summit Natural Gas of Missouri, Inc.; and Wolf Creek Energy LLC. The company's natural gas subsidiaries construct, install and operate natural gas distribution systems in order to provide natural gas to residential, commercial and industrial customers. For more information visit:  

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SOURCE Summit Natural Gas of Maine