Pennsylvania Regulators Schedule Public Hearings on Proposed Shell Falcon Ethane Pipeline

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced it will host three public hearings in April to solicit comments concerning water obstruction and encroachment (Chapter 105) and earth disturbance (Chapter 102) permit applications for Shell Pipeline Company’s Falcon Ethane Pipeline, a 94-mile common carrier ethane supply pipeline that will connect three major ethane source points within Pennsylvania and Ohio, in the rich gas portions of the Marcellus and Utica shale reservoirs, to a petrochemical plant in Monaca, Pennsylvania.

The Pennsylvania portion of the pipeline would begin at the MarkWest Houston Processing and Fractionation Facility in Chartiers Township, Washington County and travel through Washington, Allegheny and Beaver Counties before ending at the Shell Chemical Appalachia Petrochemical Complex in Potter Township, Beaver County.

The scheduled hearings include:

Hearing #1 – Beaver County
April 3, 2018
Central Valley High School Auditorium
160 Baker Road Extension, Monaca, PA 15061

Hearing #2 – Washington County
April 4, 2018
Burgettstown Area Middle/High School (entrance W5)
104 Bavington Road, Burgettstown, PA 15021

Hearing #3 – Allegheny County

April 5, 2018
Quaker Valley Middle School Auditorium
618 Harbaugh Street, Sewickley, PA 15143

All written comments must be submitted by 4:00 PM on April 17, 2018.

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