The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission today voted unanimously, 3-0, to adopt a settlement outlined earlier this year with the developers of the Revolution Pipeline in western Pennsylvania. Several members of the Pennsylvania Energy Infrastructure Alliance weighed in on the proposed settlement during the public comment period over the summer to urge PUC approval.
The settlement agreement resolves all outstanding issues related to the September 2018 incident in Beaver County. In addition to a civil penalty, which was widely reported on previously, the settlement requires additional monitoring, inspection, and integrity measures, which are already under way. Represented in study after study, pipelines are proven to be the safest way to transport energy products over other methods like train and truck.
The 24-inch diameter pipeline carries natural gas through Allegheny, Beaver, Butler and Washington counties.
If you are writing about the settlement, please attribute the following statement to PEIA spokesman Kurt Knaus:
“As the second-leading natural gas producing state in the United States, Pennsylvania depends on pipelines like Revolution to get natural gas to market. This mutually accepted and unanimously approved settlement agreement is entirely comprehensive, backed by science and engineering reviews, and absolutely necessary to ensure the safe, responsible development of our energy sector.”
For more than six years, the Pennsylvania Energy Infrastructure Alliance has advocated for the safe, responsible development of critical infrastructure. For more information: