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Pipeline Construction Here Should Start In January


Central New York Oil and Gas (CNYOG) has received approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for the MARC 1 Hub Line Project and expects to complete the permitting process with Pennsylvania DEP shortly to keep a projected pipeline connection project in the Wyalusing area on schedule for January.

The entire project involves a 39-mile 30-inch diameter pipeline that will connect the south lateral of CNYOG’s Wyalusing Compressor Facility in Bradford County to the interstate pipeline facilities of Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company in Lycoming County.

One of the first phases of construction is a horizontal directional drill of the pipeline under the Susquehanna River at Wyalusing. A press release from Inergy Midstream of Owego, NY, the company that will handle the construction in Bradford County, cites CNYOG’s commitment to minimalizing environmental disturbances and utilizing the safest construction methods available. CNYOG affirmed its dedication to safeguarding the public and limiting the impact to landowners and communities along the route of the project.

CNYOG expects an increase in traffic at the onset of the project, though the number of vehicles will decrease as the project progresses. The company anticipates the completion of the project in the summer of 2012. To learn how horizontal directional drilling works, readers can log on to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwAwh1QN-wQ&feature=related.

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