Spire starts construction on new natural gas pipeline to West Hattiesburg

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Spire starts construction on new natural gas pipeline to West Hattiesburg 

Homes and businesses are one step closer to natural gas access 

HATTIESBURG (March 22, 2021) — Construction begins today on Spire’s pipeline expansion project along U.S. Highway 98, providing West Hattiesburg a new energy option—affordable, reliable and clean natural gas. 

Spire will begin digging for the project today, and within the coming weeks, the company will start placing pipe in the ground along 3.8 miles next to Highway 98. Disruption to traffic is expected to be minimal, with the entire construction process expected to take four to six months.

The expansion was approved last October after Mississippi Public Service Commission approval.

“With current and expected growth in West Hattiesburg, there is an increasing interest in affordable and reliable energy,” said Joe Hampton, president of Spire Alabama, Mississippi and Gulf Coast. “Breaking ground gets us one step closer to bringing natural gas to the growing community.”

The new pipeline will not only expand service for existing and future residential customers in the area, it will also extend to businesses that have already expressed their interest in natural gas. 

“We are excited about Spire’s expansion along the Highway 98 corridor, and what it will bring to the area,” said Adam Pittman, Hattiesburg resident and owner of Columbia Block and Brick. “Natural gas has great value, and it’s helpful as a new energy source to heat and fuel our homes and businesses.” 
As construction continues, updates will be available on Spire’s website.

About Spire
At Spire Inc. (NYSE: SR), we believe energy exists to help make people’s lives better. It’s a simple idea, but one that’s at the heart of our company. Every day we serve 1.7 million homes and businesses making us the fifth largest publicly traded natural gas company in the country. We help families and business owners fuel their daily lives through our gas utilities serving Alabama, Mississippi and Missouri. Our natural gas-related businesses include Spire Marketing, Spire STL Pipeline and Spire Storage. We are committed to transforming our business through growing organically, investing in infrastructure, and advancing through innovation. Learn more at SpireEnergy.com.