PennEast Files Application for $1.2 Billion, 118-Mile Natural Gas Pipeline

September 25, 2015



The PennEast Pipeline company filed its application with federal authorities for permission to construct a $1.2 billion, 118-mile natural gas pipeline stretching from northeastern Pennsylvania to Mercer County, reports

PennEast Pipeline needs approval from the federal energy commission because the proposal crosses state lines. If approved, the pipeline would be operational in 2017.

According to a study by Drexel University’s business school, about 2,500 temporary construction workers would build the pipeline, a task expected to take about seven months, while the remainder of the 9,960 jobs cited in the study would be ancillary positions created by the estimated $1.6 billion in economic activity generated by the construction, a company spokeswoman has said.