We Energies wants to lay a 2-foot-wide natural gas main across nearly 50 miles from near Whitewater almost to the site of the mammoth manufacturing campus being built in Racine County by Foxconn Technology Group.

The pipeline would cost an estimated $187 million to $196 million, We Energies said in documents filed last week with the Wisconsin Public Service Commission. The company is seeking the commission’s approval to move forward with the project.

We Energies customers would pay for the new pipeline, “just like any other natural gas expansion project,” company spokeswoman Amy Jahns said. Read the full story here.