The Everett Marine Terminal (Everett) currently sells liquefied natural gas (LNG) and revaporized LNG to support New England’s gas and electric systems. Due to economic factors, the Everett LNG facility may cease operations in 2024. The Department of Public Utilities (DPU) is aware that some of the Commonwealth’s investor-owned gas companies are discussing entering into contracts with the Everett LNG facility that may prolong its operations. Any long-term contract will need to be reviewed and approved by the DPU under G.L. c. 164, § 94A.
The DPU is working with the investor-owned gas companies to assess the potential impact on reliability of service if the Everett LNG facility closes, as well as alternative supply sources, including demand-side resources, such as demand response and energy efficiency. The DPU will work with the gas companies to ensure that customers receive safe and reliable service at a reasonable cost, and in a manner consistent with our state's clean energy and decarbonization goals.
The DPU issued a set of questions to the Commonwealth's gas companies on June 30, 2023. The gas companies provided responses on July 21, 2023 and are listed below.