Ohio is among several states that will be part of the 1,230-mile Appalachia-to-Texas (ATEX) Enterprise Pipeline that will transport ethane gas extracted from the Marcellus/Utica Shale Region in Eastern Ohio, Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia to the Texas Gulf Coast petrochemical market, where it will be used to produce consumer plastics. The project involves the building of new pipeline across Ohio along with linking to existing pipeline in some states.
The project is being undertaken by Enterprise Products Partners L.P., a publicly traded partnership based in Houston, Texas.
According to Goldman and Braunstein, L.L.P., a Columbus based law firm dedicated to educating landowners, ATEX plans on digging in Fayette County.
The northern portion of the ATEX pipeline will involve the construction of 353 miles of 16-inch diameter pipeline from Washington County, Pennsylvania, across Ohio to Seymour, Indiana, where it will connect with an existing Enterprise pipeline. ATEX Express will have access to a new 55-mile pipeline to be built by Enterprise Products that will extend to Mont Belvieu, Texas.
Goldman and Braunstein, L.L.P., says that to lay the pipe, Enterprise will need easements from landowners, and this is where landowners need to know their rights. Attorneys Michael Braunstein and William Goldman have been holding meetings across Ohio to share with property owners what they need to know to level the playing field so to speak.
Enterprise Products Partners L.P. is one of the largest publicly traded partnerships and a leading North American provider of midstream energy services to producers and consumers of natural gas, NGLs, crude oil, refined products and petrochemicals. The partnership’s assets include approximately: 50,000 miles of onshore and offshore pipelines; 192 million barrels of storage capacity for NGLs, refined products and crude oil; and 8 billion cubic feet of natural gas storage capacity.
The pipeline is projected to be built and in operation by early 2014.
Look for information on this pipeline, including interviews with representatives from Goldman and Braunstein, L.L.P., and Enterprise Products Partners L.P, Wednesday on www.FayetteAdvocate.com.