ETP/Sunoco LNG Project Resumes After Pennsylvania Regulator Agreement

September 12, 2018

 

Sunoco‘s Mariner East 2 project is continuing after a new agreement between the company and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

Sunoco merged with Texas’ Energy Transfer Partners last April.

The company has agreed to pay a more than $12 million fine and will make some changes as part of the arrangement that avoid litigation.

The Pennsylvania regulator, in a statement last Thursday, said the major liquid natural gas pipeline project can resume construction right away.

The $2.5 billion 20-inch line, when completed, will transport LNG products from the Marcellus Shale play to a terminal in Philadelphia, with completion still expected by this summer.

It was stopped January 3rd because the regulator said the company had “willfully” used improper construction methods and said there had been leaks of drilling fluid.

Sunoco said it vehemently disagrees with the regulator that problems had been willful or egregious.