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Puget Sound Energy natural gas pipeline project

Thurston County natural gas line

Summer 2013 project updates
  • In 2010 a decision was made to postpone the project.
  • We will continue to communicate our project plans as they develop.
Project overview

Puget Sound Energy is working to upgrade the natural gas system in Thurston County to increase natural gas system reliability and meet customers' current and future energy needs. We will be building 1.1 miles of 12-inch and 4.1 miles of 8-inch natural gas pipeline between the intersection of 17th Way Southeast and Fones Road Southeast in Olympia, and Draham Street Northeast in Lacey (see project map). PSE's natural gas system works as a large network; main line upgrades help stabilize the system in adjacent communities, as well as support our entire region.

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Project map
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How does natural gas get to my home or business?

Natural gas is a fossil fuel composed almost entirely of methane. Interstate pipelines transport natural gas to regional utility natural gas systems, where it is metered and delivered through a network of local mains, service lines and, ultimately, to customer homes and businesses. More than one-third of all Washington state households and businesses use natural gas.

Committed to keeping you informed

PSE will continue to provide updates to the community. We will notify residents and businesses near the project area when construction will occur. We aim to complete the work with as little disruption as possible.

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Download the PDF files for more detail on PSE's North Lacey natural gas line project. 
Construction update, June 2010 (335 KB PDF)
Project map (147 KB PDF)
Construction notice, April 2010 (336 KB PDF)