Announcements

Pipeline safety meeting scheduled for November 20

The Chester County Department of Emergency Services will present an information session on Tuesday November 20, 2018 at 6:30pm at the Pickering Valley Elementary School auditorium.  Speakers will include the Chester County Department of Emergency Services, Upper Uwchlan Township Police Department, and emergency response agencies.  View meeting announcement. 

Pickering Valley Elementary School is located at 121 Byers Road, Chester Springs, PA 19425.

DEP announces 61 watershed restoration and stormwater projects funded by landmark penalty against Sunoco

On October 16, 2018, PA DEP released the listing of projects that will be funded as a result of a $12.6M fine to Sunoco. Chester County projects are receiving over $1.8M. View listing.

Eastern Shore Natural Gas to conduct HDD on 24-hour basis

On October 10, 2018, FERC granted a request by Eastern Shore Natural Gas to conduct 24-hour Horizontal Directional Drilling to pass under Southern and Amtrak railroad lines for an 850-foot segment. View the letter from FERC.

Sunoco Mariner East 2 releases September 2018 newsletter

On October 1, 2018 Sunoco released its latest community newsletter. This newsletter and all prior editions can be viewed on the Mariner East project page.

Website Overview

MapNearly 600 linear miles of pipeline corridors cross Chester County's landscape. Many of these pipelines have been in place for decades but, more recently, the construction of new lines and upgrades to existing ones have increased in the county. Much of the pipeline activity is a result of the expansion of gas extraction in the Marcellus and Utica Shale regions. The increased extraction has, in turn, created a greater demand for pipeline capacity to transport the resulting products.

The Pipeline Information Center (PIC) was created to provide current information on pipelines and pipeline activity in Chester County. The Chester County Planning Commission maintains the Pipeline Information Center website and serves as the County's Point of Contact for interaction and information exchange with residents, landowners, operators, non-profits, and regulatory agencies. The website serves as a central location for information and updates on proposed and active pipeline projects. The Pipeline Information Center also supports pipeline safety and public awareness through a partnership with pipeline providers, regulators, and municipal governments.

The PIC is designed to address stakeholders' primary concerns and includes sections such as an interactive map that allows users to search for their location relative to nearby pipelines as well as other mapping information; pipelines in the news which includes articles about local pipeline projects; and active pipeline projects which provides information on current pipeline projects proposed in Chester County.

A full site index is available and provides a quick overview of the site's extensive contents.