Constitution Pipeline Co. Seeks Federal Approval for Marcellus Project

June 18, 2013 04:45 AM


Constitution Pipeline Company Llc has filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to build a 122 mile natural gas pipeline in northeastern Pennsylvania. The pipeline is designed to transport up to 650,000 dekatherms of natural gas per day from Susquehanna County, PA to Schoharie County, New York at an estimated cost of $683 million.

"The Constitution Pipeline would become a key piece of natural gas infrastructure in the region, supporting the overall reliability and diversification of energy infrastructure in the northeastern United States and helping our nation realize the full benefit of these abundant, clean-burning natural gas supplies," the Constitution members said in a joint statement.

During the pre-filing process this spring, Constitution Pipeline Co. sought input from citizens, government offices and other interested parties. The result of that survey work has been changes in the route of the 30 inch underground transmission pipeline of up to 50% of the original plan. The pipeline is expected to become operational in 2015 and service roughly 3 million homes.

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