PSE&G to hire 3,000 workers for $2.7B gas pipeline replacement project

Public Service Electric & Gas says it will create 3,000 new jobs over the next five years if it gets the OK to replace 1,250 miles of aging gas pipes.

The project, which awaits approval from the Board of Public Utilities would cost $2.7 billion — $540 million per year, PSE&G said in a news release.

The long-term goal of the gas infrastructure modernization program is to pull out all of its 4,000 miles of cast-iron gas pipes over the next 20 years and replace them with modern, plastic ones, PSE&G said.