DEP announces public hearings for Shell ethane cracker pipeline

  • Reid Frazier
The route of the Falcon Ethane Pipeline through Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. Image: Fractracker Alliance.

The route of the Falcon Ethane Pipeline through Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. Image: Fractracker Alliance.

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection will hold three public hearings in April to gather public comment on a proposed pipeline that will feed natural gas liquids to Shell’s multi-billion dollar chemical plant in Beaver County.

Shell’s 97-mile Falcon pipeline which will carry ethane to the company’s $6 billion plant in Monaca, Pa. The state extended the public comment period for the pipleine until April 17 after environmental groups asked for more time to review the pipeline’s impact on waterways and local communities.

The pipeline’s route will go through Allegheny, Beaver and Washington counties; all three will get a public hearing.

Each hearing goes from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The hearing schedule is:

Hearing #1 – Beaver County
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Central Valley High School Auditorium
160 Baker Road Extension, Monaca, PA 15061

Hearing #2 – Washington County
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Burgettstown Area Middle/High School (entrance W5)
104 Bavington Road, Burgettstown, PA 15021

Hearing #3 – Allegheny County

Thursday, April 5, 2018
Quaker Valley Middle School Auditorium
618 Harbaugh Street, Sewickley, PA 15143

To offer testimony or pre-register contact Lauren Fraley, DEP Southwest Community Relations Coordinator at lfraley@pa.gov or 412-442-4203.