Sunoco LP Building 2 Pipelines for Mariner East 2 Project

We’ve known for the past couple of years that Sunoco Logistics Partners, owner and builder of the Mariner pipeline projects, wanted to build not one, but two Mariner East 2 pipelines–ME2 and ME2X. We wrote about their hope to build two pipelines back in June 2015 (see Mariner East 2 Giving Birth to Twin Pipelines). At the time, Sunoco said the plan to add two more Mariner 2s was still tentative–that they would need to conduct an open season to be sure they can sell contracts for the second pipeline before they would fully commit. True to their word, Sunoco ran an open season for the second Mariner East 2 pipe in September 2015 (see Sunoco LP Launches Open Season for Second Mariner East 2 Pipeline). Since that time, we’ve not head much about the second Mariner East 2 pipeline (2X). Last week the PA Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) issued the final permits needed to begin construction on the ME2 project (see Finally! PA DEP Issues Final Permits for Mariner East 2 Pipeline). The new news is that on a conference call yesterday to discuss the latest earnings report, Sunoco’s top brass said that yes, they ARE building TWO pipes for Mariner East 2–and they’re doing it right now, from the beginning of construction…

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