Gallatin Steel Co. and North American Stainless Inc. (NAS) have
signed 10-year natural gas service agreements with Carrollton
Utilities, Carrollton, Ky., starting in 2016.
agreements are the result of "an opportunity to obtain capacity
on (Boardwalk Pipeline Partners LPs) Texas Gas
(Transmission LLC system), which is the interstate pipeline
that serves our utility," Carrollton Utilities general manager
Bill Osborne told AMM.
"We have always
purchased our natural gas from Carrollton Utilities. We just
recently extended that agreement through 2026," an NAS
spokeswoman told AMM in an e-mail.
Gallatin Steel, Ghent,
Ky., a joint venture between ArcelorMittal USA Inc. and Gerdau
Long Steel North America, has an annual capacity of 1.4 million
tons of hot bands, according to the companys website.
NAS, also based in
Ghent, makes stainless flat and long products. It is the
largest fully integrated stainless steel producer in the United
States, according to its website.
Arcelor and Gerdau did
not return requests for comment.