Spectra Energy, a Houston based firm, hopes to build a large compressor station on a tiny strip of land in Weymouth near the Fore River Bridge. That compressor station, which would be pressurizing natural gas with over 10,000 horsepower, has been vehemently opposed by many in the North Weymouth community.
The reason why is simple. Compressor stations are noisy and dirty. They have the ability to lower the quality of life with foul smells and rumbling noises, especially in the case of an emergency shutdown. They are also dangerous.