For the past couple of years the proposed Kinder-Morgan gas pipeline through southern New Hampshire has created protests and political posturing galore, but it was sheer business that killed it: Not enough power companies signed up to buy gas under the long-term contracts that pipelines need. Power plants tend to operate on 5-year contracts, while pipelines use 20-year contracts – that has long been a problem for the proposal.

Here’s Dave Solomon’s quick take on the issue in the Union-Leader.

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