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to existing commercial users along the loop and will be working with current and potential customers within the Mesquite industrial area. Natural gas is a low-cost and abundant fuel, with a wide variety of industrial, commercial and residential uses. It’s reliable and environmentally friendly. The energy source is also expected to provide an economic benefit to the area as natural gas is a key selling point for the city of Mesquite to attract new business and industry. “As construction keeps progressing, Southwest Gas will be well-positioned to serve future companies that have interest in opening in Mesquite and are looking for a natural gas energy option,” says Chris Sohus, vice president of Southwest Gas’ Southern Nevada Division. “Once all the pipelines are tied in, this permanent infrastructure will allow us to complete our vision of providing natural gas resources to some of the larger commercial organizations in Mesquite.” On the residential side, Pulte Homes was the first homebuilder that committed to installing natural gas infrastructure in its 100-lot Tortoise Ridge community. Some residents have already moved into their new homes, including the Fausetts. Distribution pipelines were installed underground throughout the community, with smaller piping branching off and leading directly to natural gas meters that are located at each home. Southwest Gas will also be serving Legacy Homes’ Augusta subdivision. A project of this magnitude requires cooperation from many agencies to be successful. “We’ve had a great partnership with the


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