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Columbiana and Grove City residents learning about pipeline plans

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GROVE CITY, Pa. -  Another in a series of question and answer sessions about a proposed natural gas pipeline that would be installed through three states is scheduled tonight in Grove City.

Williams and Boardwalk Pipeline Partners will host a public open house for 5 p.m. at the Hampton Inn & Suites, 4 Holiday Boulevard,Grove City, Pennsylvania to provide information on the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline project.

The 1,100 mile pipeline would carry components of natural gas from Pennsylvania through 15 Ohio Counties, including Mahoning and Columbiana, as well as Mercer County in Pennsylvania. 

A representative from one of the companies behind the project fielded questions from the public at a similar open house Wednesday evening at Das Dutch Haus in Columbiana.

Sarah Delgado, a representative for the Williams Companies, says that the pipeline would be used to transport natural gas liquids such as propane, butane, and ethane to the Gulf Coast. Manufacturers use the natural gas liquids to produce products we use everyday, like plastics.

Since the pipeline would run also run through some residential properties, homeowners like Don Stryffeler of Center Township attended Wednesday's open house. "We know that the pipeline is necessary if this gas business is going to be developed. I have a well under my property now. I get nothing out of it if until the pipelines are in to make something happen. It's all part of the process.", said Stryffeler.

Leonard Kozlowski of Unity Township was concerned about safety and liability. "As safety goes, whose responsible whose liable for different things. You know a homeowner or a line owner wouldn't want to be liable or responsible for their pipeline," said Kozlowski

Before the project can move forward, it will need the approval of landowners along the proposed route, as well as state and federal regulators.

Delgado told 21 news that the companies behind the project will try to determine if there are any threatened or endangered species in the path of the pipeline. "We are looking for those, so we're doing everything we can up front to ensure we avoid those environmentally sensitive areas." said Delgado.

If the project comes to fruition, it could mean about 6-thousand construction jobs to lay the pipeline, as well as some permanent jobs along the pipeline. Landowners would also be compensated.

The goal of the project is to be in service by the end of 2015.

Stay connected with wfmj.com and 21 News for the latest on this developing story.

 

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