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Mariner East 2 pipeline gets two public forums

Sunoco Logistics announced this week it will be hosting two open houses in central Pennsylvania regarding its proposed Mariner East 2 pipeline project.

The Mariner East 2 would stretch 350 miles and run parallel to its sister pipeline, the Mariner East 1.  The $2.5 billion pipeline would transport natural gas liquids across southern Pennsylvania to the Marcus Hook Industrial complex.  It would quadruple the amount of natural gas liquids traveling into the Philadelphia industrial complex, going from 70,000 to 250,000 barrels per day.  Most of the ethane gathered would be shipped overseas and some of the propane will go towards the markets on the East Coast.  Awaiting state and federal approvals, the Mariner East 2 would be up and running during 2016.

Sunoco Logistics will hold the open houses on Wednesday and Thursday.  Wednesday’s meeting will be held in Middletown and Thursday’s in Lebanon.  The following information is gathered from Sunoco’s press release:

Dauphin County

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Londonderry Fire Company No. 1

2655 Foxianna Road Middletown, PA 17057

Lebanon County

Thursday, February 12, 2015 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Lebanon Valley Expo Center

Southeast Hall

80 Rocherty Road

Lebanon, PA 17042

The Open Houses provide landowners, many of whom have already been contacted by a Sunoco Logistics land agent, a chance talk in depth with our project supervisors about the following issues:

-How their property would be impacted by the pipeline;

-What construction and restoration of their land would look like;

-What health, safety and environmental protection measures we take before, during and after construction;

-How Sunoco Logistics will operate the pipeline in cooperation with landowners.

Subject matter experts will be available at stations to answer questions and provide information about the project. Informational materials will be available, including county maps of the tentative pipeline route.

While the emphasis for these meetings is on landowners, members of the general public may also be interested in attending to find out more about the Mariner East 2 project.

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