Converted Pipeline Near Philly Gets 2X More Interest than Capacity

In November MDN shared the exciting news that an old oil pipeline stretching from Northampton County, PA through Bucks, Montgomery, and Chester counties, terminating in Delaware County at Marcus Hook, had been purchased by a subsidiary of New Jersey Resources and will get converted to flow more Marcellus natural gas to the greater Philadelphia region (see Oil Pipeline Near Philly to be Converted to Flow Fracked NatGas). The project/pipeline is called the Adelphia Gateway. On Nov. 2nd, the project began an “open season”–a period of time when shippers can reserve capacity along the pipeline. Such contracts typically run for 10-20 years and guarantee the pipeline (which will invest millions) can recoup its investment and make a profit. The open season was scheduled to expire on Nov. 20th, but Adelphia extended the open season to Dec. 8th, owing to the Thanksgiving holiday and folks not being at their desks to make such decisions (see Converted Oil Pipeline Near Philly Extends Open Season for NatGas). Looks like extending the open season was the right call. New Jersey Resources says the open season was a huge success, with requests for double the amount of offered capacity along the pipeline…

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