City of Archer and GRU Partner Up for Potential Natural Gas Franchise
Plans are in the works for a Gainesville Regional Utilities natural gas franchise in Archer.
But those plans all hinge on whether the city can nail down a industrial buyer with a demand large enough for the project to be worthwhile.
GRU and the city of Archer entered into a preliminary 30 year agreement yesterday to build a natural gas pipeline to Archer if they are successful in landing an tenant for their 143 acres of industrial space.
But is it a risky move to do this without a potential customer waiting in the wings?
City officials say no.
"Rather than go through all the negotiations again, we do it ahead of time and that way, when we land that tenant, which should be in the next year or so, we hope, we're ready to go," said Archer City Manager Al Grieshaber, Jr.
Residents may be able to tap into this pipeline if a tenant comes into Archer and demands enough natural gas for GRU to spend money on distribution to residences.
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