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Columbiana County pipeline project would bring hundreds of jobs

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WASHINGTON, DC -  A nearly half billion dollar project to boost the valley's Shale Boom could bring 480 jobs to Columbiana County.

According to a 337 page document filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Texas Eastern Pipeline, LP is proposing the  construction of a 76 mile long pipeline that would transport locally produced natural gas to markets along the Gulf Coast.

The $468-million Ohio Pipeline Energy Network (OPEN) would connect the recently built processing cryogenic plant in Kensington, Columbiana County to a junction in Monroe County, Ohio with Texas Eastern's existing pipeline system.

Texas Eastern's transmission system extends from Texas, Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico, through the states of Mississippi, Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, to its principal terminus in the New York City metropolitan area.

Thirteen miles of the pipeline would be located in Columbiana County.

Texas Eastern spokesperson Arthur Diestel tells 21 News that the project has been under consideration since 2011, but last week's filing with the FERC outlines the preferred route of the project.

Diestel says that an economic study conducted by Ohio State University determined that the project is expected to create 480 direct and indirect jobs in Columbiana County.  

Texas Eastern, which is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Spectra Energy Partners hopes to have the pipeline in service by November, 2015.

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