Pipeline will provide jobs and tax revenue
It looks like yet another pipeline will be running through Fayette County. Enterprise Products informed the Fayette County Commissioners that plans to run an ethane pipeline from Pennsylvania to Texas are in the works. The company said the 1230 mile pipeline will provide much needed takeaway capacity for growing supplies of domestic ethane from the Appalachian Basin.Ethane is a natural gas liquid that is valuable to petrochemical plants.
Construction of the pipeline is expected to bring as many as 4,000 temporary and full-time jobs to communities along the pipeline route. Enterprise will be using existing pipeline and utility corridors to reduce the impact to undisturbed areas.In Fayette County the pipeline will run along the same corridor as the Rockies Express pipeline.
The new ethane pipeline is expected to begin commercial operations in 2014.