Md. Gov. OKs Gas Infrastructure Improvement Surcharge

Law360, New York (May 3, 2013, 2:45 PM EDT) -- Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley on Thursday signed into law a bill allowing natural gas companies to claw back the cost of infrastructure projects through a customer surcharge, a measure designed to help speed replacement of the state’s aging pipelines and other gas infrastructure.

The bill, S.B. 8, implements the state’s Strategic Infrastructure Development and Enhancement, or STRIDE, program, which will go into effect in June. STRIDE allows natural gas companies in Maryland to levy a surcharge for infrastructure replacement or upgrade projects designed to improve safety...
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