What is the process for siting an interstate natural Gas Pipeline?
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) reviews applications for the construction and operation of natural gas pipelines. FERC requires operators to obtain a federal Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity, in addition to state and local permits, before any pipeline facilities can be built. A UGIES representative will contact landowners, whose property may be affected by the proposed route, seeking permission to conduct various surveys on their property.
Where is UGIES in the process?
UGI Energy Services is currently surveying properties to determine the best route for the pipeline. We are also meeting with public officials in communities along the prospective route to discuss the project. We intend to file our application with the FERC in mid-2015, with the goal of receiving authorization in early 2016. At that point, construction on the pipeline will begin, bringing numerous jobs to the area and supporting the increased availability of clean-burning natural gas.
UGI Energy Services will continue to inform local communities along the prospective route on the project. This includes meeting with landowners to introduce our company, the project, and answer questions. At the same time we will be applying for various permits at the federal, state and local level.
How can I learn more?
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, http://www.ferc.gov, evaluates whether interstate natural gas pipeline projects should be approved. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of Pipeline Safety, http://phmsa.dot.gov/pipeline, enforces regulations of the nation’s 2.6 million mile pipeline transportation system. Learn more about UGI Energy Services at http://www.ugies.com. If you have questions about the Sunbury Transmission project, please email us at: [email protected].