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New York Utility in Faceoff With Cuomo Eyes Natural Gas by Truck

  • National Grid contracts with Thigpen for CNG deliveries
  • Deal comes as Cuomo, National Grid clash over pipeline
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The New York utility owner that’s gone head-to-head with Governor Andrew Cuomo over a new natural gas pipeline has a backup plan for easing a winter supply crunch: Send the fuel by truck.

National Grid Plc customers in the Hamptons and other parts of Long Island may receive deliveries of compressed natural gas from Texas-based Thigpen Solutions LLC, which signed a contract to supply the heating fuel at peak demand periods when the weather gets cold enough, according to a filing last month. Thigpen would send two trucks an hour for as many as eight hours on specified days, Chief Executive Officer Sam Thigpen said.