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SW Gas Begins Industrializing Mesquite

Editors note: The Mesquite Mayor and City Council just announced the deployment of Natural Gas in the Community.

This is the major signal that the Mayor, Council, and Mesquite Regional Business Inc., (MRBI) want to industrialize the community. Natural gas has a multitude of industrial uses, including providing the base ingredients for such varied products as plastic, fertilizer, anti-freeze, and fabrics. In fact, the industry is the largest consumer of natural gas, accounting for 43 percent of natural gas use across all sectors. Natural gas is the second most used energy source in the industry, trailing only electricity.

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News release

Media Release

Media Release Number:  MR-20181220

For Use at Will
For Immediate Release

MESQUITE, NV — Earlier this month, Southwest Gas took the first steps in what will be a multi-year, multi-phased project to bring natural gas to the City of Mesquite.

Al Litman

Mayor Litman said, “We are excited to see these improvements going in. This is just the beginning of a monumental step forward for us as a community. Having natural gas as another energy option in Mesquite is important to our residents and businesses.”

This first phase of the project will supply natural gas via a “virtual pipeline” to several local businesses. “Compressed natural gas (CNG) will be trucked in to Mesquite and distributed to commercial customers via a five-mile loop of pipeline, running from City Hall west to the intersection of Falcon Ridge and Pioneer Blvd., then east to Sandhill Blvd. and Mesquite Blvd.,” says James Stein, manager of Energy Solutions at Southwest Gas. “We expect the first commercial customers to be online in the first quarter of 2019.”

The process of bringing natural gas to the broader Mesquite community will take several years as more than 40 miles of pipeline and infrastructure needs to be built, connecting the city to a transmission pipeline located approximately 14 miles north of Interstate 15.

Questions about the Mesquite expansion project can be sent to Southwest Gas Energy Specialists at mesquiteoutreach@swgas.com or by calling 800-654-2765.

Southwest Gas Corporation provides safe and reliable natural gas service to over 2 million customers in Arizona, California and Nevada.

For more information about the City of Mesquite, find us on Facebook or Twitter at GoMesquiteNV or visit City Hall at 10 E. Mesquite Blvd.  City Hall is open Monday through Friday.

 

Contact person:  Aaron Baker, Assistant to the City Manager

Telephone number: 702-346-5295

Email address: abaker@mesquitenv.gov

 

Website address: www.MesquiteNV.gov

 

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Michael McGreer Mesquite, Nevada
Dr. Michael Manford McGreer is managing editor of Nevada-today.com and writes on issues that impact public policy.

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