Leatherstocking breaks ground on natural gas distribution system in Susquehanna

June 19, 2013

"The irony has ended," one speaker put it.

The rich natural gas deposits under Susquehanna County will finally become available to some institutions, residences and businesses by the fall as Leatherstocking Gas Co. begins installing its natural gas distribution system.

State, community and local leaders gathered at Montrose Junior-Senior High School for a ceremonial groundbreaking of the first phase of the project.

"If all this gas sits beneath our feet, why can't everyone benefit?" asked Michael German, CEO of Leatherstocking. "We figure it will take 10 years to pipe the whole area so that we can reach everyone within a reasonable distance of a main road or a borough."

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