Penn East Pipeline to File Formal Application with FERC in Next 2 Mos

Where do things stand with the much-needed Penn East Pipeline from the Scanton, PA area to the Trenton, NJ area? According to a Penn East spokesman who met with a Wilkes-Barre newspaper’s editorial board yesterday, the company will likely file a formal application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in the next two months, and if all goes well, construction will begin in late 2017. Along the way look for the Delaware River(keeper) Basin Commission to try and screw it up. The DRBC is increasingly controlled (and emasculated) by the whims and fancies of THE Delaware Riverkeeper, a virulently anti-drilling group. Penn East faced down one objection head-on in yesterday’s meeting: this gas will not be exported–it will all be used domestically (most of it in PA and NJ)…

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