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Northeast Dominates Nat Gas Pipeline Construction in 2012

The Energy Information Administration released data on Monday that shows more than two-thirds of new pipeline mileage, which came online in 2012, were built in the Northeast part of the country. The EIA says Marcellus Shale continues to drive pipeline construction, despite the drop in new pipelines overall.

courtesy of the Energy Information Administration

“Capital expenditures were high in the Northeast in 2012 because of the amount of capacity and miles added in the region. Capital expenditures in the region were $1.5 billion, the second highest level since 1997. Two northeast projects—the Appalachian Gateway Project and Sunrise Project—together cost $900 million dollars, and equaled about 50% of total U.S. pipeline investment in 2012.”

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