Vermont Gas: Expansion means 14 new jobs

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont's only natural gas company says its expansion through Addison County will mean the addition of 14 jobs in the company.

Vermont Gas has asked regulators for permission to expand its footprint from Chittenden and Franklin counties in northwestern Vermont south through Addison County. It's looking to deliver natural gas to Vergennes, Middlebury and the International Paper plant across Lake Champlain in Ticonderoga, N.Y.

The company says the new jobs will be added to its current staff of 122, and will include technicians, dispatchers and customer service representatives.

The pipeline project has generated some opposition along its route. This past week, the Monkton Selectboard voted to reject a memorandum of understanding between the town and the company.