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New Pipeline Would Run Through Central Pennsylvania

Kim Paynter / WHYY/Newsworks.org

Workers build a new pipeline in Susquehanna County, Pa.

The Central Penn Business Journal reports on a new $1 billion pipeline that would run from Lyocoming County down to the Baltimore area.

UGI Energy Services Inc., a Valley Forge-based natural gas, electricity and liquid fuels marketer, is partnering with Kansas City, Mo.-based natural gas company Inergy Midstream to build a $1 billion pipeline to bring Marcellus Shale gas through the midstate to metro areas by 2015.

The 200-mile Commonwealth Pipeline would begin in Lycoming County and run between Harrisburg and Lancaster then crossing the Susquehanna River to York before continuing south to carry natural gas from the shale fields to Baltimore and Washington, D.C., said Peter Terranova, vice president of midstream assets and services at UGI Energy Services. The pipeline also would serve Philadelphia.

Construction could begin in 2014 and be completed by the summer of 2015, Terranova said. The project still needs state and federal regulatory approvals, he said.

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