Construction to start on Sunbury pipeline project

Sunbury Pipeline is a 35 mile (56 km) long pipeline proposed by UGI Sunbury, a subsidiary of UGI Energy Services, to transport low-cost natural gas for domestic users and businesses in Central Pennsylvania. It will also supply natural gas to Hummel Station, a natural gas-fuelled power plant being constructed at the existing site of the coal-fired Sunbury Generation power plant.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) granted certificate of public convenience and necessity to UGI Sunbury for the construction of the pipeline in May 2016. Construction on the proposed natural gas pipeline is expected to start in the second quarter of 2016 and will take approximately 11 months to complete. The new pipeline is scheduled to be commissioned in 2017.

The proposed pipeline will be equipped with measurement and regulation, pig launching receiving equipment and ancillary facilities in Lycoming, Montor, Northumberland, Union and Snyder counties. At the northern terminus point, the pipeline will be installed with an integrated receiving station with two receipt point interconnections with Transco and MARC I in Franklin Township, Lycoming County. The project will also involve the construction of UGI Central Penn Delivery Station and a 6 in diameter, 965 ft. lateral pipeline and UGI Penn Delivery Station and a mainline valve in Northumberland County. The southern terminus of the pipeline in the Snyder County will contain a delivery station or receiver for Hummel Station. The meter stations along the pipeline will have supply, discharge and emergency bypass lines, meter runs, pressure regulation and overpressure production equipment, gas heaters and control buildings.

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