South Jersey Resources to Manage NatGas Supply for W PA Elec Plant

South Jersey Resources Group has cut a five-year deal to provide natural gas for the Hickory Run Energy Station in Lawrence County, PA. Just two weeks ago MDN told you that the Hickory Run Energy Marcellus gas-fired electric plant planned for Lawrence County appears to be active and moving forward once again (see Signs of Life in Lawrence County, PA NatGas-Fired Electric Plant). Tyr Energy, a subsidiary of ITOCHU Corporation, purchased the Hickory Run Energy project in 2016 from LS Power Development. South Korea’s KB Asset Management announced they are investing $150 million in the project, which we said is “a sure sign that the pieces are now coming together for construction to begin.” Little did we know how prophetic those words were. Two days later, another report in the Korean Investors publication reported that French banking giant BNP Paribas has originated $460 million worth of loans for the project–of which the KB Asset Management investment is part (see Ground Broken for Lawrence County, PA NatGas-Fired Electric Plant?). The article also reported, “Ground has been broken for the plant.” Cool. Now another piece of this fast-moving puzzle falls into place. South Jersey Resources will contract for and supply natural gas to the plant, when it fires up…

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