Gas Utilities (Maine)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

EZFeed Policy

Place Maine

Applies to States or Provinces Maine
Name Gas Utilities (Maine)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Safety and Operational Guidelines, Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Natural Gas
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Maine Public Utilities Commission
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-15


Rules regarding the production, sale, and transfer of manufactured gas will also apply to natural gas. This section regulates natural gas utilities that serve ten or more customers, more than one customer when any portion of the central tank system is located in a public area, or at least one customer when any portion of the central tank system is located off the customer's premises in a public area.

The regulations describe permitting and application requirements, cost-of-gas adjustment requirements that must be met by regulated facilities, requirements for natural gas used in vehicles, rate assistance programs for low-income customers, rules for the relationship between natural gas utilities and marketers, the allowable exercise of eminent domain by natural gas utilities, and required response in the event of gas emergencies.

Policy Contact

Department Maine Public Utilities Commission
Address 101 Second St., Hallowell, ME, 04347
Address 2 18 State House Station, Augusta, ME,
Zip/Postal Code 04333-0018
Phone 207-287-3831
Fax 207-287-1039

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: 35-A M.R.S.A. 4701-4712
Date Effective 1997
Date Enacted 1987