From Chesco: Sunoco Logistics’ New Pipeline Project Passes Final Hurdle for Construction to Begin

In a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, officials in the administration of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf have critized the way the commission evaluates energy pipeline proposals. (MONTCO.Today file photo.)

Two years of meetings and hearings have paid off for Sunoco Logistics, as the Newtown Square company’s ambitious new pipeline project that will transport natural gas liquids from Western Pennsylvania to Delaware County’s Marcus Hook Industrial Complex has been granted approval.

Mariner East 2, a 350-mile pipeline, is a nearly $4.2 billion investment into Pennsylvania’s economy, the largest private investment in the history of the commonwealth.

The project will provide huge benefits for thousands of people, including the approximately 7,000 construction workers who will help build it, writes Abe Amoros for the Harrisburg Patriot-News.

Projects such as Mariner East 2 have proven benefits for economies by revitalizing them and giving consumers more choice. This project will also help the entire country on its road to energy independence.

Pipelines are the safest way to transport energy products with a 99.9 percent success rate, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.

Sunoco Logistics has vowed to use only the best and most advanced technology available when building the pipeline, ensuring it has the highest standards of safety.

Read more about the new pipeline in the Harrisburg Patriot-News here.

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