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Pipeline links Ohio's shale region to Gulf Coast
Large scale infrastructure projects are becoming more common as Ohio becomes an energy exporter

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Jeff St. Clair
The Bluegrass Pipeline will carry natural gas liquids from Ohio's shale region 500 miles south to a terminus in Haridsburg, Kentucky. It's one of several new oil and gas pipelines that will allow Ohio's shale gas liquids to reach Gulf Coast refineries.
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A new oil and gas pipeline is being built that will link the Utica shale wells of eastern Ohio with the oil refineries of the Gulf Coast.

WKSU’s Jeff St.Clair reports, it’s part of an increasing flow of energy out of the region.

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It’s called the Bluegrass Pipeline, a joint venture between Tulsa-based Williams, and Houston’s Boardwalk Pipeline Partners.  The pipeline will stretch 500 miles from the Marcellus shale region of Western Pennsylvania, through the Ohio’s Utica play in Mahoning, Columbiana, and Carroll counties, down across southern Ohio and into western Kentucky. The 24-inch pipeline will carry a mix of natural gas and liquids from the region’s fracking wells.

Lancaster, Ohio - based attorney Steven Davis represents landowners in the pipe’s pathway. He says rural Ohioans are getting used to the infrastructure that goes along with energy development.

“These folks have seen pipelines before. They are on the same track as the 2008 Rockies Express East Pipeline, they have Texas Eastern lines in that same corridor. So most of the reaction in Ohio has been a very mature reaction, almost a ‘ho-hum, another pipeline is coming’ reaction.”

But Davis says some landowners in Kentucky are more nervous about the new pipelines transecting the region.

The Bluegrass pipeline will link to an existing terminus in Hardinsburg, Kentucky to carry up to 400,000 barrels of Ohio natural gas liquids per day to refineries in Louisiana.
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