Minnesota Energy Resources is proposing to upgrade the natural gas infrastructure in the Rochester area. The upgrade is in response to anticipated future business growth in the Rochester area. The project goal is to make sure Rochester has a safe and reliable supply of natural gas now and in the future.

The company needs to add about 13 miles of new natural gas distribution pipeline around the south and west sides of Rochester that will connect two of our existing pipelines.

The project will allow us to serve customers from multiple pipelines and allow for anticipated growth in the Rochester area.

Proposed Project Timeline* Completion Date
Community Informational Meetings Sept 2015
Route Permit Request Submitted to Minnesota Public Utilities Commission Fall 2015
Project Approval/Construction 2017

* Timeline is estimated and is subject to change.

Typical Natural Gas Pipeline Construction Process

Typical Natural Gas Pipeline Construction Process

Contact Information

Rory Lenton, Customer Relations
507-529-5117
RDLenton@minnesotaenergyresources.com


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