Meeting Held for Local Landowners to Discuss 350-Mile Pipeline

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 A 350 mile pipeline spanning the length of three states will be making its way into a portion of the Northern Panhandle. The company in charge of it all held a meeting to discuss it with local landowners on Wednesday evening in Brooke County.

The $3 billion Sunoco Logistics Mariner East Pipeline will enter West Virginia from Ohio crossing the Ohio River into Beech Bottom between Windsor Heights, then through Bethany and into Pennsylvania.

Sunoco Logistics has been in the process of completing surveys for the pipeline for over a year, and now they are in the process of acquiring property and right of ways in the Northern Panhandle. Part of that process includes meeting with landowners where the pipeline will be going through.

Landowners in the area will have the chance to meet and establish a dialogue with engineers, right of way people and operators, who will be out in the field building the pipeline. Business Development Coordinator Executive Director Pat Ford said he is grateful that Sunoco Logistics is going out of its way to hold the face-to-face meeting.

“So many other projects occur behind closed doors, they’re planned behind closed doors, and it’s a rare opportunity when the landowner, stake holders and elected officials actually get to meet with these people, so I find this very comforting and refreshing,” Ford said.

He said it is great news for the area, as the company searches for a labor force, and it continues to add value to the region as a place for people in the oil and gas industry to come to.

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