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Public meeting set on Sunoco pipeline in W. Pa.

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IRWIN, Pa. (AP) - A state representative has scheduled a meeting so residents can ask lawmakers and Sunoco officials about plans for a 45-mile gas pipeline planned in western Pennsylvania.

State Rep. George Dunbar, a Republican from Penn Township, Westmoreland County, set up the meeting Wednesday in North Huntingdon Township.

Philadelphia-based Sunoco Logistics Partners LP wants to build the 12-inch pipeline to carry propane and ethane from Houston, in Washington County, to Delmont, Westmoreland County. That's where the pipeline would tie into another to carry the substances across the state.

Sunoco spokesman Joe McGinn says company officials will answer questions from residents who could be affected in Allegheny, Washington and Westmoreland counties.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports the pipeline is part of Sunoco's proposed Mariner East project connecting Marcellus shale supplies with a processing facility in Marcus Hook, along the Delaware River.

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