Weymouth compressor station drawing fire

From the Patriot Ledger:

WEYMOUTH – They usually look like oversized storage sheds set back behind tall chain-link fences with a series of pipes coming in one side and out the other.

The gas-fired turbines inside operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to build up pressure inside underground natural gas pipelines, some stretching thousands of miles across the country, to keep the gas flowing through the line.

So-called compressor stations are situated along natural gas pipelines crisscrossing the country, though pinpointing the exact number of them is difficult. Now residents in Weymouth and Quincy are lining up in an effort to stop the newest one from being built next to the Fore River in an area crowded with close to 1,000 homes and a cluster of industrial operations.