PA State Program Spends $980K for NatGas Pipe in Monroe County

Monroe County, PA

Every now and again Pennsylvania spends money to build new local distribution pipeline systems to bring home-grown Marcellus Shale gas to PA residents. The state has a program called the Pipeline Investment Program (PIPE). Last November the PIPE program committed $1 million (out of a $2.4 million project) to fund natural gas lines in Tunkhannock Township (Wyoming County), to provide Marcellus Shale gas to 102 residential homes, 13 businesses and several civic buildings (see PA Approves $2.4M Project to Run NatGas Pipes in Wyoming County). The program continues. On Friday the state announced another such investment–this time in Monroe County. The PIPE program is chipping in $980,000 as part of a $2.7 million project to construct a natural gas line extension along the Route 611 corridor in Pocono Township to the Monroe County Transit Authority…

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