Natural Gas System Post-Katrina Rebuild
Entergy New Orleans began rebuilding the natural gas system in 2007. Hurricane Katrina’s floodwaters inundated the gas system and caused ongoing reliability problems in the hardest hit areas of the city. Using state-of-the-art technology and upgraded material, the company has converted a large portion of the city’s low-pressure gas system to a more modern high-pressure system. By the end of 2016, most of the flooded sections of the city had been replaced with high pressure, but several miles of low pressure pipe remain in service.
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