UGI Wins! Auburn Pipeline with Marcellus Gas in NEPA Goes Live

It’s been a loooong uphill battle for utility company UGI with their Auburn Pipeline system, but by persisting, they’ve finally won against staggering odds. We’re happy to report that the Auburn Pipeline is now fully operational and Marcellus gas is flowing through it. The final leg of the Auburn, which connects the Tennessee Gas Pipeline with the Transco pipeline, is now done. Initially UGI proposed a compressor station in Luzerne County, but that was scrapped (see Luddites of Luzerne: UGI Scraps Plan for PA Compressor Station). The compressor was later built in Wyoming County.

Next up was opposition to a simple “gate station” or metering station. Even though another gate station had been in the area for 50 years, UGI still had to battle the forces of anti-drilling to build a new one (see Back to Kindergarten: UGI Explains NatGas Gate Stations). The gate station got built. Once all the court battles were fought, and won, UGI prevailed and the Auburn is now complete, which is very good news for consumers who will benefit from cheap, regionally extracted Marcellus Shale gas…

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