|  Clifton Linton

ME2 Pipeline In Final Construction Stages; Hydrostatic Testing Is Nearly Done, Too

The Mariner East 2 (ME2) natural gas liquids pipeline is almost ready to transport its first load. Mainline construction is 99% complete, said Sunoco Pipeline in an update to shippers released today. The company continues to project that the 275,000 b/d pipeline will open by the end of the this quarter.

In the meantime, ME2 construction remains halted in West Whiteland Township, while the company awaits approval from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection of construction modifications of several segments originally planned to be built using horizontal directional drilling (HDD). The company is proposing to use open-cut installations.

To bridge the West Whiteland cons...

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