Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published February 22, 2013

Media Advisory: BGE to Demolish Decommissioned Natural Gas Storage Tank in Baltimore City

Media Advisory: BGE to Demolish Decommissioned Natural Gas Storage Tank in Baltimore City

Please consider attending BGE’s media event on Sunday, February 24, 2013. Please see the attached media advisory and fact sheet.
PLEASE NOTE – The viewing area is only open to members of the media. It is not open to the public. Please arrive at the viewing area no later than 6:00 a.m. as road closures will occur prior to the implosion. 


Baltimore Gas and Electric Company to Demolish

Decommissioned Natural Gas Storage Tank in Baltimore City


WHAT:              BGE will be demolishing its decommissioned Melvale Gas Holder by means of implosion.  The structure is located in Baltimore City near W. Cold Spring Lane and the Jones Falls Expressway. This steel structure was retired from use in 1997. When it was operational, the tank met customer demand for natural gas, adding gas to the area network of pipelines when demand increased and storing it when demand was lower. Upgrades to the regional natural gas system have made this facility obsolete.  
WHEN:              Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, as soon after 7:00 a.m. as preparations, safety of operations and traffic control will permit. If you plan to cover the event, please note that there will be road detours and closures around the safety perimeter. Please allow ample time to get to the viewing area. 
:            There will be a non-public viewing area for members of the media located at the parking lot of the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, 1400 West Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, MD 21209 (the lot nearest the Jones Fall Expressway).  There will also be restriction on air traffic of a ∏ mile radius around the implosion zone and a 1,500 foot Above Ground Limit.  
NOTE:               Please provide names of individuals who will be attending in advance to Rachael Lighty at
BGE <> , headquartered in Baltimore, is Maryland’s largest gas and electric utility, delivering power to more than 1.2 million electric customers and more than 650,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland. The company’s approximately 3,400 employees are committed to the safe and reliable delivery of gas and electricity, as well as enhanced energy management, conservation, environmental stewardship and community assistance. BGE is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation’s leading competitive energy provider, with 2012 revenues of approximately $23.5 billion.
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