At the Hartford Courant, “Cold Wave Puts Pressure On Energy Suppliers“:
Energy industry officials have for years warned that inadequate pipeline capacity limits the amount of natural gas coming into New England during peak demand periods like this one. Several multi-billion-dollar proposals for new pipelines have been blocked or withdrawn in the last two years as a result of financing issues and opposition from environmental and consumer groups.
Herb said the current cold spell’s inadequate gas supply problems have triggered increased demands for heating oil.
If you can afford it, the only way to go is two hot water boilers; one fired by natural gas, the other with fuel oil. Hot water is heat, once it leaves the boiler the same distribution system works for both.