- An estimated 134 additional miles of gas mains to the existing state infrastructure to accommodate potential new natural gas customers.
- As a result of construction investment and conversion activity over ten years, an average of 7,318 jobs would be supported each year.
- An average annual savings per household of $806 over heating oil customers and $1,705 for existing propane customers.
- Lower greenhouse emissions to meet aggressive Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) targets and other federally mandated standards.
- Projected revenue increases of $19.6 million in new yearly state and local tax revenues over a ten-year period.
- More than 270,200 new natural gas customers throughout the state forecasted by 2026, including residential and commercial/industrial.
Survey of Maryland Voters: Favor Greater Natural Gas AccessLed by Gonzales Research & Marketing Strategies, the survey was conducted from January 11 through January 16, 2016, and included 819 registered voters in Maryland. A cross-section of interviews occurred in each jurisdiction within the state to reflect general election voting patterns. Polling revealed seventy percent of Marylanders who currently do not use natural gas as an energy source favor a program that would provide greater access. Other highlights include:
- Among Maryland households who don't have access to natural gas, nearly 70% would consider switching to natural gas as an energy source.
- Eighty-seven percent of those who now use natural gas think it's an important factor that a typical home in Maryland using natural gas saves on average of $700 to $1,000 per year in fuel costs, and releases 15 to 50 percent less GHG emissions than homes supplied by oil and propane sources.
- Among households that don't currently use natural gas, 71% think it's important that a typical home using natural gas saves $700 to $1,000 per year in fuel costs and releases 15 to 50 percent less greenhouse gas emissions than homes supplied by oil and propane sources.