Sunoco Logistics Mariner East Pipeline Phase 2
Upper Uwchlan Township Administration
Date: March 8, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SUNOCO LOGISTICS TO BEGIN WORK ON MARINER EAST PIPELINE PHASE 2
CHESTER SPRINGS, PA – Sunoco Logistics expects to begin work this month in Upper Uwchlan Township and the surrounding region to expand the existing Mariner East pipeline system through the construction of the Mariner East 2 (PA Pipeline Project) project. When constructed, this project will transport natural gas liquids from Ohio and the Pittsburgh area to the Marcus Hook facility for both domestic distribution and export. The Mariner East 2 pipeline proposes approximately 350 miles of pipe, spanning Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio. Mariner East 2 will have an initial capacity of approximately 275,000 barrels a day of natural gas liquids using a 20" diameter pipeline. The length of the project through Chester County is approximately 23.6 miles and in Delaware County, 11.4 miles. Approximately 80% of the Mariner East 2/PA Pipeline Project is to be located within existing rights-of-way.
Sunoco anticipates that construction of the project will begin in late winter/early spring 2017 and that it will be completed by the end of the third quarter of 2017.
Impact on Township Facilities
The attached maps detail the proposed pipeline route through Upper Uwchlan Township. The Township anticipates closure of Hickory Park Field 4 as well as possible closures of the trails at Hickory Park during the duration of project work in that area. Updates about closures and timing will be made as that information becomes available.
Upper Uwchlan Township will communicate with residents and the public throughout the pipeline installation process. Up to date information regarding timing will be posted on the homepage of the Township website. All project updates will be archived at www.upperuwchlan-pa.gov/pipelines. Residents and interested members of the public can sign up to be notified of updates at www.upperuwchlan-pa.gov/NotifyMe.
The attached Sunoco Logistics fact sheet provides further information about the Mariner East project. To view a comprehensive overview and detailed Q&A sheet about Mariner East 1 and 2, visit the Chester County Pipeline Information website.
Upper Uwchlan Township is a Township of the Second class, population 11,500, located in Central Chester County, PA. Visit us on the web at www.upperuwchlan-pa.gov. Like us on Facebook and Twitter @upperuwchlan.