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Bluegrass Pipeline suspension doesn't mean the end of shale projects in the Valley

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The builders of a major pipeline stretching through the area said plans for the project are being suspended.  

It's called the Bluegrass Pipeline, which would snake from Mercer county, through Mahoning and Columbiana counties.

"This was a line that was going to Kentucky and meet up with another line and carry on to the Gulf coast," said Jim Hoppel, Columbiana Co. Commissioner.

Construction was to begin in 2016, but the builders said they did not have enough firm commitments from customers to justify spending more capital on the project. Jeffrey Dick, Chair of Youngstown State University's Geological Department said there is a lot of competition for moving natural gas liquids.

"But, it may be that competition from other potential pipelines and cracker plants might have caused them to take pause on it," said Dick.

In the meantime, other midstream and feeder pipelines are going forward.

"There's pipelines going in all over the county, that's going to get in to Kensington and then get it further on south down to Scioto and different places like that," added Hoppel.

And those other projects are likely to keep to a lot of people working.

"Whoever may not get a job because the Bluegrass Pipeline isn't moving forward would probably be wanted on another project, and there are so many midstream gathering systems projects underway in Ohio and and Western Pennsylvania," said Dick.
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