A representative of SCE&G will be at the Carlisle Town Hall Thursday at 5 p.m. to receive public comments and answer questions about extending natural gas lines into the town and surrounding areas.
Mayor Mary Ferguson Glenn has asked the company to bring natural gas into the town and has collected the signatures of approximately 100 local residents in support of the project. She said she asked for the extension at the request of many town residents.
“First, it could benefit the citizens by lowering the cost of heating their homes,” she said. “While campaigning this was something many citizens expressed an interest in. Many of them currently heat with heating oil or propane gas or electricity and they feel natural gas will be cheaper and cleaner.
“I recently read in The New York Times that the price of natural gas is falling because so many countries are now producing natural gas,” she said. “The lower cost of natural gas could help the home budgets of many of our citizens.”
Mrs. Glenn said Thursday’s meeting is the first part of a three-phase process.The success of the meeting will determine whether or not SCE&G goes forward with the project.
“The citizens must come out and ask questions and give their opinions to the representative from SCE&G,” she said. “In order for this project to go forward, they must make their opinions known to the representative.”
For more information call the Carlisle Town Hall at 427-1505.