Marcus Hook Industrial Complex Will Revitalize Former Refinery into “World-Class Natural Gas Hub”

A recent article published in Pivot Today by Mark Houstler details the many positive impacts the Marcus Hook Industrial Complex revitalization has and will have on natural gas production in Pennsylvania.

Houstler recounted the long history of the complex from when the facility was built in 1902, to when it was acquired in 2012 by Sunoco Logistics and underwent a transformation that invested hundreds of millions of dollars in the surrounding communities of Chester and Delaware Counties.

Since their merger with Sunoco Logistics in April of 2017, Energy Transfer has believed that the “Marcus Hook Industrial Complex can become the premier hub for natural gas liquids (NGLs) on the East Coast, made possible by the Mariner East 1 and Mariner East 2 and 2X pipelines.”

The robust processing and transit ports the complex offers will help to actualize the glut of natural gas resources Pennsylvania has been afforded.

Houstler highlights the infrastructure improvements that Energy Transfer has completed on the complex including new processing units, six tanks storing approximately three million barrels of propane, ethane, and butane, and a new fractionator to process NGLs transported along Mariner East 2 and 2X.

Not only will these improvements cement the state of Pennsylvania as one of the largest natural gas producing states, but “the increased operations…will pay the state $1.2 million to $1.4 million in taxes each year and generate additional economic activity throughout the commonwealth.

The Pennsylvania Energy Infrastructure Alliance is excited to see the countless positive benefits Marcus Hook Industrial Complex promises Pennsylvania for decades to come.