Monthly Archives: June 2015

Sunoco Pipeline disclosed plans for third Mariner East Pipeline

Sunoco Pipeline has obtained approval for Pennsylvania service via a pipeline placed into service in 1936. Repair and replacement work on that Mariner East 1 pipeline is ongoing. Sunoco pipeline has also obtained federal approval to construct an interstate Mariner East 2 pipeline to transport propane and ethane. Sunoco Pipeline has not obtained eminent domain power for this pipeline, although the company regularly asserts that is has that power via state law. The state of Pennsylvania has no jurisdiction, or power, to provide eminent domain power for the interstate pipeline known as Mariner East 2. Sunoco has now disclosed a plan for a third pipeline, as discussed below.
Mariner East 2 (+1): Sunoco eyes second Pa pipeline
Written by: Nick Malawskey |

Photo above: Sunoco Logistics’ Mechanicsburg facility, where work is currently underway related to the Mariner East I pipeline. (Nick Malawskey,

Sunoco Logistics said Thursday it is considering doubling-down on its Mariner East II project, potentially adding a second pipeline as […]

By |June 23rd, 2015|Categories: Pipeline Construction|

Pipeline Leak Reflects Risk

A pipeline leak and fire near Williamsport, Pennsylvania threatened a large area before being contained. Williams Company, which is proposing the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline through the area, shut off the natural gas. The event reflects the risk to property and property owners.
Update: Evacuation Lifted After Reported Gas Line Rupture
Posted  June 9, 2015, by Sarah Buynovsky  

JORDAN TOWNSHIP — Emergency crews evacuated homes for a time near the Lycoming/Columbia County line because of a reported natural gas line rupture.

According to Columbia County EMA officials, there was a gas rupture and leak around 9:30 p.m. on Wilson Road in Jordan Township near Unityville. There was initially a fire, but it was put out. An initial evacuation radius of three miles was reduced to one and a half miles. About 130 people went to shelters set up at two nearby fire stations.

Just before midnight, the evacuation order was lifted and those residents were allowed to return to their homes. There are no reports […]

By |June 16th, 2015|Categories: Pipeline Construction|

Sunoco Pipeline seeks property in two townships

Sunoco Pipeline seeking property in Mt. Pleasant, Independence townships

Company wants rights-of-way in Mt. Pleasant, Independence townships
By: Barbara Miller
Staff Writer
Published: June 1, 2015 – Updated: June 2, 2015 9:56 pm

Sunoco Pipeline LP of Pennsylvania filed eminent domain documents in Washington County Court, seeking temporary and permanent rights-of-way on the land of property owners in two townships to move natural gas products to the Philadelphia area as part of a project the company said could have a $4.2 billion economic impact on Pennsylvania.

The company called its Mariner East project “one of the largest investments in the history of the Commonwealth, creating more than 30,100 jobs during the construction period, which would result in workers earning $1.9 billion.”

In court documents, Sunoco Pipeline said its Mariner East pipeline was constructed, and it began work on the second phase of the Mariner East project, known as the Mariner East 2 Pipeline, part of which it plans to build in Washington County.

The eminent domain cases were […]

By |June 4th, 2015|Categories: Eminent domain, Pipeline Construction, Property Rights|