UGI Sunbury, a subsidiary of UGI Energy Services, received a certificate of public convenience and necessity from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to construct and operate the 35-mile-long Sunbury Pipeline in central Pennsylvania.
The pipeline, comprised of 20-inch steel pipeline and related facilities, is designed to deliver up to 200 MMcf/d of natural gas. It originates in eastern Lycoming County. The route extends south through Montour, Northumberland and Union counties before terminating at Hummel Station in Snyder County. The pipeline also provides supply flexibility to parts of the UGI Utilities distribution system along the route.
Assuming timely receipt of all necessary regulatory approvals, construction of the Sunbury Pipeline is expected to be completed as early as November 2016.
The conversion of the former coal-fired Sunbury Generation Facility to natural gas is part of a broader national trend to use low-cost, clean burning natural gas to generate electricity.