Vermont Gas Systems Addison Natural Gas Project (Docket 7970)

On December 20, 2012, Vermont Gas Systems, Inc. filed a petition with the Public Service Board for approval to construct approximately 43 miles of new gas transmission pipeline along a specified route from Colchester to Middlebury.  Vermont Gas Systems filed significant amendments to its petition on February 28, 2013, reflecting certain changes in the proposed route of the pipeline. Also included in the proposal are distribution mainlines that would connect the new transmission pipeline with locations in Vergennes and Middlebury, along with new pressure regulation stations in Williston and New Haven.  (For details of the specific routes and facilities, please see the amended petition.)  Vermont Gas Systems must obtain a "Certificate of Public Good" from the Public Service Board for the project in order to go forward. The case in which the Board will consider the company's petition is Docket 7970.


Petition of Vermont Gas Systems, Inc. for a certificate of public good, pursuant to 30 V.S.A. § 248, authorizing the construction of approximately 43 miles of new natural gas transmission pipeline in Chittenden and Addison Counties, approximately 5 miles of new distribution mainlines in Addison County, together with three new gate stations in Williston, New Haven and Middlebury, Vermont.

Public Participation/Hearings

Significant Documents

Docket 8643 - VGS/Town of Hinesburg Condemnation -


Vermont Public Service Board Issues Order Regarding Press Access and Live Streaming for Docket 8643 Hearings Press Release -- Order

Beginning at 9:30 A.M. on August 4, 2016, a live video stream of the Docket 8643 Technical Hearing may be viewed from this webpage. See Amended Hearing Notice