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New York Feud Over Gas Hurtles Toward a Utility’s Expulsion

  • National Grid won’t connect customers after pipeline rejection
  • Governor Cuomo is giving company until Nov. 26 to solve issue
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In five days, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo may decide to expel one of the world’s biggest utilities from the state’s most populous region.

That threat is the culmination of an extraordinary showdown between Cuomo and British energy giant National Grid Plc over the future of natural gas. The clash, hinging on the utility’s refusal to connect new gas customers, has already delayed thousands of construction projects across Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island.