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Upcoming Events and Website Overview


Upcoming Events

Sunoco Logistics "Close Interval Survey" along existing corridor

April 10, 2017 — Sunoco Logistics will be conducting a Close Interval Survey along the pipeline as part of their routine maintenance program.  The purpose of this survey is to gather information on the current levels of cathodic protection (used as a corrosion prevention measure), needed to protect the pipeline.  This survey will consist of a Sunoco-hired contractor (Titan Corrosion Services) walking the pipeline with backpack equipment and handheld probes to gather cathodic protection readings.  There is no excavation associated with this survey.  Work is scheduled to begin the last week of April, weather permitting, and will continue into May.  If residents have questions, they can be directed to Sue Erickson at [email protected].


Website Overview

Map ImageThere are nearly 600 linear miles of existing pipeline corridors that cross through the landscape of Chester County's 760 square miles. The goal of this Pipeline Information Center webpage (the PIC) is to provide information to residents, pipeline operators and other Chester County stakeholders, including farmers and non-profit land trusts and conservancies with large preserves, that are commonly crossed by pipelines. The structure of the PIC has been designed to address stakeholders' concerns.

Key stakeholder concerns include:

Pipeline operators are also key stakeholders and their input was essential for the successful design of the PIC. At a meeting held in summer 2013, operators noted the following:

Pipeline expansion projects and new lines have continued to be an issue to county residents. To date, no public or private entity has determined how many new miles of pipelines need to be constructed to transport natural gas from the Marcellus Shale formation to markets for consumption. An additional issue is that it has been reported the Commonwealth's current pipeline infrastructure system is not fully equipped to carry the volume of gas produced at the pressure needed to transport it to the market. A report from the Pennsylvania chapter of the Nature Conservancy estimated that between 10,000 and 23,000 new miles of pipeline would be needed for this purpose.