Massachusetts, a/k/a New England, with the highest gas prices in the world during the cold snap, is the ultimate example of political correctness gone mad.
Baby it’s cold outside! This was predictable (and indeed, MDN did predict it). With the arrival of an extended cold period, because of a lack of natural gas pipeline capacity in New England, recent spot prices for natgas near Boston have spiked to more than $35 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf). It gives New England the dubious distinction of paying the highest average price for natural gas in the entire world.
The price for the same gas about 250 miles away in the Marcellus? Between $1-$2/Mcf. And yet the dunderheads in New England, like U.S. Sen. Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren, continue to block new pipelines in the region. “Stupid is as stupid does,” as Forrest Gump said.