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A map by HEET MA of the city of Boston's natural gas leaks. (Courtesy of HEET MA)
A map by HEET MA of the city of Boston's natural gas leaks. (Courtesy of HEET MA)
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Detailed maps released this week show natural gas is leaking from the city's pipelines.

According to Sen. Edward Markey's 2013 study, the state's gas customers paid between $640 million and $1.5 billion for gas that never even reach their home or business.

Cohasset bears the most leaks in the state — one for every six homes that use gas.

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Audrey Schulman, president of the Home Energy Efficiency Team. She tweets @RaceToSolar.

Bob Ackley, founder of Gas Safety, Inc. He tweets @GasSafetyUSA.

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The Boston Globe: Project Reveals 20,000 Leaks In Mass. Gas Lines

  • "Detailed maps of the leaks became available this week as a result of a new state law requiring utility companies to report the location and age of all their known gas leaks, which according to one estimate have cost ratepayers more than $1 billion."
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