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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

80-y.o. pipeline to carry gas close by...what could go wrong?

Delmont Public Library

Wed. July 30, 2014
6-7:30 PM
"The (Sunoco) project looks to re-purpose an 80-year-old pipeline to deliver liquid natural gas products, mainly ethane and propane, from the Marcellus Shale region in western Pennsylvania to the Marcus Hook Facility in Delaware County. The pipeline previously carried petroleum products from east to west, and is now not in use. Sunoco is seeking public utility status from the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, which would allow it to bypass local regulations in the 31 municipalities where its pumping stations and valve control centers are set to be built for the project. Sunoco maintains it is a public utility based on the previous use of the pipeline, while opponents say Sunoco does not meet the definition and should be forced to deal with municipalities’ local regulations."