Friday, February 13, 2015

Yet another natural gas pipeline proposed in New Jersey

The number of proposed new natural gas pipelines in New Jersey has risen to five.

By our count, here are the present candidates:

1. PennEast pipeline carrying natural gas Pa's Marcellus Shale region to a point north of Trenton.

Diamond East which would follow a parallel route a few miles to the east of Penn East.

3. Pilgrim Oil pipeline carrying Bakken shale oil from Albany, N.Y., to Linden. 

South Jersey Gas pipeline traversing sections of the Pinelands in Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland counties

...and now, Pipeline Number Five, detailed below by Tom Johnson in NJ Spotlight:

"New Jersey Natural Gas wants to build a 28-mile high-pressure gas transmission line through parts of Burlington, Ocean, and Monmouth counties, a project the utility says will increase resiliency and redundancy for customers in one of the fastest-growing areas in the state.

"The Southern Reliability Link aims to provide a secondary feeder line into the southern portion of the utility’s franchise territory, an area hard hit by disruptions that lasted up to eight weeks after Hurricane Sandy devastated much of its infrastructure, particularly along the barrier islands in Ocean County.
"Currently, the Wall Township utility obtains approximately 90 percent of the gas needed to supply its more than half-million customers from an interstate pipeline in Middlesex County. The proposed pipeline, beginning in Chesterfield in Burlington County, would largely run along roads and then through about 10 miles of the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst before ending in Manchester, according to utility executives.
"The utility has yet to submit applications for permits to the Pinelands Commission, state Department of Environmental Protection, and New Jersey Board of Public Utilities. Nevertheless, it hopes to begin construction by the end of the year and have it in service by the end of 2016, Wyckoff said."

Read the full story here 

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