Announcements

Eastern Shore Natural Gas to conduct HDD on 24-hour basis

On October 10, 2018, FERC granted a request by Eastern Shore Natural Gas to conduct 24-hour Horizontal Directional Drilling to pass under Southern and Amtrak railroad lines for an 850-foot segment. View the letter from FERC.

Sunoco Mariner East 2 releases September 2018 newsletter

On October 1, 2018 Sunoco released its latest community newsletter. This newsletter and all prior editions can be viewed on the Mariner East project page.

DEP completes review, accepts permit modification Requests for ME2 in West Whiteland Township

On August 16, 2018, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection announced via press release that they had completed their review for permit modifications to Chapter 102 and Chapter 105 permits submitted by Sunoco Pipeline, specifically related to two sites in West Whiteland Township. Sunoco still needs approval from the PA PUC before construction can resume, after a shutdown of more than two months. More detailed information regarding the permits, public comments and response documents can be found on DEP's Mariner East 2 webpage.

Sunoco Releases Fact Sheet Regarding Service Change of 12-inch Line

On July 19, 2018, Sunoco released a fact sheet regarding the planned change of service on a section of 12-inch refined products pipeline to address client demand for Mariner East 2. The fact sheet includes information related to the upgrading of the pipeline, integrity management, and regulatory notification requirements. View the Fact Sheet.

Website Overview

MapNearly 600 linear miles of pipeline corridors cross Chester County's landscape. Many of these pipelines have been in place for decades but, more recently, the construction of new lines and upgrades to existing ones have increased in the county. Much of the pipeline activity is a result of the expansion of gas extraction in the Marcellus and Utica Shale regions. The increased extraction has, in turn, created a greater demand for pipeline capacity to transport the resulting products.

The Pipeline Information Center (PIC) was created to provide current information on pipelines and pipeline activity in Chester County. The Chester County Planning Commission maintains the Pipeline Information Center website and serves as the County's Point of Contact for interaction and information exchange with residents, landowners, operators, non-profits, and regulatory agencies. The website serves as a central location for information and updates on proposed and active pipeline projects. The Pipeline Information Center also supports pipeline safety and public awareness through a partnership with pipeline providers, regulators, and municipal governments.

The PIC is designed to address stakeholders' primary concerns and includes sections such as an interactive map that allows users to search for their location relative to nearby pipelines as well as other mapping information; pipelines in the news which includes articles about local pipeline projects; and active pipeline projects which provides information on current pipeline projects proposed in Chester County.

A full site index is available and provides a quick overview of the site's extensive contents.