Nexus Pipeline

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NEXUS GAS TRANSMISSION

A landowner in the city of Green told the Akron Beacon Journal that construction of the Nexus natural gas pipeline polluted a pond and wetlands on his property.

According to the report, construction is happening across the front of the family’s property and includes a process called dewatering.

CITY OF GREEN

The city of Green is hoping to reopen a section of S. Arlington Road by Friday after construction of the Nexus Pipeline caused part of it to collapse.

City engineer Paul Pickett says a boring machine caused the incident. He says that any underground project might run into problems like this, especially when soil conditions are unknown.

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Energy Transfer Partners web site

Local challenges to natural gas pipeline projects like Rover and NEXUS have largely been unsuccessful in the courts and with regulators. But they may still be affecting the broader pipeline industry.

Ian Goodman heads a research and consulting group in energy economics.  He says any challenges--even local ones that don’t go anywhere--can cause delays. And those delays tend to worry investors. 

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Affinity Medical Center website

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Pipelines Could be a Windfall for Some Ohio Schools

Mar 22, 2018
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NEXUS GAS TRANSMISSION, LLC.

Inequities in the dollars used to fund schools have been a problem in Ohio for decades. Education funding depends on local home values, business investments, levies that pass or fail. And in some areas, it also depends on whether a natural gas pipeline runs through your school district. Stateimpact Ohio’s Ashton Marra takes us to one rural district where the construction of a controversial pipeline could mean a multi-million dollar windfall.

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