Columbia Gas Submits “Request for Land Use Letter” for Northern Pipeline Routes – June 14, 2013

Press release this evening from the Borough of State College:

6.14.13 – Borough Press Release

“The Borough of State College announced today that it has received a request for a Land Use Letter related to the natural gas line extension for the Penn State West Boiler project. The request was filed on behalf of Columbia Gas by their engineer. The request includes two new route proposals for the gas line extension. Both routes are located substantially on the Penn State Campus and neither route includes Borough of State College rights-of- way…”

The Borough press release links to two articles by Alex Novak at Penn State News:

6.6.13 – Penn State pushes for continued evaluation of on-campus pipeline routes

6.14.13 – Columbia Gas identifies a potential on-campus pipeline route (includes map)

“…The most likely on-campus route is a “northern line” included in Columbia’s permit application. The route would begin at Porter Road and travel north to and along University Drive to cross Park Avenue. It would then travel west until turning south on Shortlidge Road. It will proceed to Curtin Road and then down Burrowes Road to where it connects with the West Campus Steam Plant…At this point, identification of the northern route is only preliminary, [Ford] Stryker stressed, and it is more complex and lengthy than the original proposed route…”

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