PORTLAND, ME, May 7, 2015 (Bangor Daily News) -Managers of the shuttered Great Northern Paper mill were ordered in February to pay $9.2 million to a natural gas supplier, with half the payment covering fuel the East Millinocket mill owners promised to buy, but never did.
The arbitration award granted by attorney Peter DeTroy stems from an agreement the mill owners reached in 2012 to buy compressed natural gas delivered by truck from the Massachusetts-based Xpress Natural Gas, or XNG.Read more
"This is a step in the right direction so that both parties can come to an agreement," said Adrienne Bennett, calling the new law necessary. "The governor is pleased that it moved forward as quickly as it did."Read more