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Plans for Massive Oil Pipeline to Philadelphia Taking Shape

Oil industry representatives have coalesced behind a plan to connect Philadelphia with the Marcellus Shale region with a large new pipeline. A recently completed conceptual plan for the pipeline is intended to build political support.
April 10, 2016, 11am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Andrew Maykuth reports on a big day in Philadelphia for plans to build a large pipeline to deliver natural gas from the Marcellus Shale region to Philadelphia.

An event at the end March marked the occasion for the release of "A Pipeline for Growth" [pdf]—the plan created by the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce's Greater Philadelphia Energy Action Team. Maykuth explains the significance of the plan:

Energy-hub supporters are planning to conduct a road show in the coming months to sell the concept to state legislators, local officials, and potential customers. The support of elected officials is critical because they can ease or obstruct permitting processes.

So far, the proposal has the support of Governor Tom Wolf, which will be especially important if the project requires state bonds to complete. The article includes more about the large-scale economic development goals of the project, as well as the vocal opposition that is already countering it.

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Published on Thursday, March 31, 2016 in The Philadelphia Inquirer
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