Squeaky Leak

methane map

Did you know natural gas leaks from pipes under our streets emit more greenhouse gasses than all of Massachusetts’ efficiency programs save?

In Massachusetts, 18% of the natural gas pipes under our streets are cast iron and 50 to 100 years old.  They rust through and begin to leak, releasing methane, a gas 20 to 30 times more powerful than CO2.

HEET will help reduce these leaks.  Be on the lookout for next month’s newsletter for information about HEET’s Squeaky Leak program!