Baton Rouge Natural Gas Infrastructure Replacement Program
In April of 2015, Entergy Louisiana began an accelerated pipe replacement program in Baton Rouge, a 10-year effort to improve the safety and reliability of the natural gas system.
The project involves replacement of approximately 100 miles of gas pipe, or roughly 6 percent of the main gas system. The pipe to be replaced consists of materials that are no longer used in new natural gas distribution installations, including cast iron, bare steel pipe and certain types of polyethylene pipe.
Removing aging gas pipe infrastructure is an industrywide focus. This project will help the company manage the integrity, reliability and safety of the gas distribution system, a primary goal for Entergy's Gas Distribution Business. This work will help us rapidly modernize our facilities, improve our operational performance and better serve our customers.
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