Marcellus Shale Pipelines Heading for Philly Suburbs

  • Susan Phillips

Susan Phillips / StateImpact Pennsylvania

Pipeline construction in Susquehanna county, Pa.

Although shale gas drill rigs won’t be rising out of the backyards of suburban Philadelphia, pipelines may be tunneling beneath its parks and sub-divisions. The Mainline Times reports on a crowded public hearing in Chester county this week discussing the coming construction of the Commonwealth pipeline, which will bring Marcellus Shale gas from Lycoming county to consumers in southeastern Pennsylvania. Here’s more from the Times:

“As the Marcellus Shale gas boom continues in Pennsylvania, scenes like the packed house at a recent Warwick Township meeting are likely to be repeated.
With the gas formation being tapped in remote areas of north central and western Pennsylvania, companies are looking to pipelines to transport the gas to market.
And those pipelines are headed our way.
“Essentially, pipelines are coming,” state Rep. Tim Hennessey, R-23rd Dist., told his constituents at the Dec. 12 meeting.”

To learn more about Pennsylvania’s natural gas pipelines, take a look at our pipeline primer.

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