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Ohio natural gas pipeline construction

An enormous supply of natural gas in the shale of northern Appalachia is initiating boost for gas pipeline construction in Ohio. This kind of activities was unseen since 1940. This news has been published by bakken.com


The people have Ohio have interstate, intrastate, local utility service lines improved, collection lines for oil and gas utilities, and lines for gas-fired electric utilities. There will be 38,000 miles of pipeline development in Ohio over the next decade.


Dale Arnold, director of energy services for the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation is looking after the project.


Three proposed pipelines are winding their way through the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission endorsement process now. A major pipeline company has hinted it may build a fourth large pipeline.


The main project is Energy Transfer Partners L.P.’s $4.3 billion Rover Pipeline, an 823-mile medium running from southeast Ohio west to Defiance County and then north to Michigan and Canada. The 409-mile main line will have nine new lateral pipelines ranging from 4 to 206 miles to connect it to southeast Ohio, Michigan, and Canada.


E.T. Rover will begin moving 3.25 billion cubic feet of gas daily from Appalachia to southern Ontario in 2016.


New pipeline also is being put down statewide to replace pipes laid almost 70 years ago when a post-World War II economic bang led to high demand for natural gas.


This year Columbia Gas of Ohio is replacing a million feet (189 miles) of old piping at a cost of $181 million statewide? In the Toledo area, it is replacing 40 miles at a cost of $22 million and spent $7.5 million this year on a replacement gas line running under the Maumee River between Maumee and Perrysburg.


Driving the pipeline boom are rich natural gas deposits in the Utica Shale bed in West Virginia, western Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio, and southern New York, and the Marcellus Shale in West Virginia, eastern Ohio, and western Pennsylvania. Utica Shale sits a few thousand feet below Marcellus Shale.


The Petrochemical plants, which breaks down or “crack” natural gas liquids into more usable products, were built in the south or southern Canada because it put them closer to the pipelines. Now with plentiful, cheaper natural gas liquids available in Appalachia, the Atex and Mariner pipelines were needed to get those liquids to the plants.


Information and Image reference : bakken.com


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