"Providing Hometown Reliability"
The newest venture at Marshall Municipal Utilities is natural gas delivery. The natural gas line was constructed in the fall of 2004. It is a 10" line that starts in northern Pettis County. Our line is connected to two high-pressure gas lines owned by Panhandle Eastern.
The pipeline began to be discussed a few years earlier when a study commissioned by the MMU Board of Public Works found that in order to adequately meet the city's increasing electrical demands, additional generation capacity would be needed.
While the most feasible generation units are gas-burning turbines, MMU already taxes its current distribution system through the Williams Natural Gas pipeline. To provide a suitable supply of natural gas, MMU decided to construct a gas main that would connect Marshall with the Panhandle Eastern Pipeline trunk that runs through Pettis County.