Statement: Another Pipeline Gains Approval

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) recently issued its environmental assessment (EA) for the Adelphia Gateway Pipeline Project, which will use existing infrastructure to transport natural gas to the greater Philadelphia market.

The fully converted 84-mile pipeline will transport enough natural gas to meet the needs of more than 250,000 mid-Atlantic households each year, according to NJR Pipeline Co.

The pipeline stretches from Northampton County to Marcus Hook in Delaware County, which conducted a risk assessment of both the Adelphia and Mariner East 2 pipelines. The assessment reported no great risk from the pipelines, finding that people are more likely to die from fatal traffic accidents, house fires or stair falls than from a pipeline accident.

That report confirmed what we have long known — that pipelines are the safest, most efficient means of transporting Pennsylvania’s energy resources. The FERC approval of Adelphia reinforces the strict regulatory controls that guide these projects and ensure they are built responsibly and operated safely.

If you are covering this latest approval, please find copied below a statement from the Pennsylvania Energy Infrastructure Alliance (PEIA). Feel free to quote me, Kurt Knaus, as PEIA spokesman:

“Pipelines like this are transforming our economy. Creating new markets for the natural gas resources that we develop in Pennsylvania means our entire commonwealth shares the benefits through access to affordable, abundant, cleaner energy. This critically important infrastructure project will deliver significant returns to Pennsylvanians for years to come.”

For more than three years, the Pennsylvania Energy Infrastructure Alliance has advocated for the safe, responsible development of critical infrastructure and boosts in economic activity. For more information:


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