Great news! According to the Tribune Review, Sunoco Pipeline’s Mariner East 2 pipeline is on schedule and set to “enter service by the end of June, despite regulatory and legal delays.”
It is well-documented that pipelines are the safest way to transport energy resources and the fact that this important project is on track for completion is great news for Pennsylvania and our economy.
Mariner East 2 will transport natural gas liquids such as propane, ethane, and butane from the Marcellus and Utica Shales in western Pennsylvania to the revitalized Marcus Hook Industrial Complex in Southeastern Pennsylvania. These products are important because they fuel Pennsylvania homes during the cold winter months and are critical components for the manufacturing industry, which the Pennsylvania economy has long been built on.
Specifically, trucks have been picking up propane at Marcus Hook for home deliveries for many months at this point. While parts of the Northeast are receiving natural gas from Russia, which has sparked a tremendous amount of controversy, Mariner East and Marcus Hook are doing their part to increase supply of natural gas resources from Pennsylvania for domestic use.
Even more, the fact that the project is still on schedule for Q2 operation is a testament to both Sunoco Pipeline and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s willingness to work together, fix the problems that caused construction to be halted in early January, and get the project back up and running.
Mariner East will have a directly or indirectly benefit every Pennsylvanian in a positive way and the fact that it will be in operation come June is great news for Pennsylvania.