Pipeline To Power
Florida City Gas is expanding in Indian River County.
photography by denise ritchie
An employee of Mears Group Inc., the pipeline contractor installing Florida City Gas’ natural gas distribution system in Sebastian, inspects a recently installed valve along Sebastian Boulevard.
When Fellsmere’s Florida Organic Aquaculture announced on April 25 that their first crop of 500 million colossal, sushi-grade shrimp was nearly ready to go to market, they had a lot of people to thank for their success. There were the political leaders of Fellsmere who fought steadily to attract new job-creating businesses to the area, there were the scientists who helped perfect the organic-growing techniques, and there were the restaurants and seafood wholesalers who cooperated in creating a market for this new gourmet product.
But the work of all of these contributors would have made little difference if it were not for the just-in-time arrival of a new, low-cost fuel source to help keep the shrimp “raceways” used to grow out the product at the required temperature. That energy source was natural gas; and it was brought to Fellsmere through the investment and knowhow of Florida City Gas, a division of the publicly traded AGL Resources.
Read the entire article in the July 2014 issue