Pennsylvania Regulators Deliver Mixed News for Sunoco’s Mariner East Pipelines

Pennsylvania Regulators Deliver Mixed News for Sunoco’s Mariner East Pipelines

Anya Litvak | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Mariner East 1 pipeline has been allowed to resume ferrying natural gas liquids from southwestern Pennsylvania across the state, but two pipelines under construction along the same route remain on hold.

Three out of five Public Utility Commission members voted Thursday to reverse in part a scathing decision issued by a PUC judge last month that suspended the existing pipeline from operating and that halted construction of Mariner East 2 and 2X lines in West Whiteland, Chester County.

The petition for an immediate halt to all three lines was brought by state Sen. Andrew Dinniman, a Chester County Democrat who has a case before the same judge raising legal questions about the pipelines…(Read the full story)

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