By: Mark Hostutler

New infrastructure to increase access to domestic energy is needed for southeastern Pennsylvania to become more energy competitive and reach its economic growth potential.

Adelphia Gateway – a subsidiary of New Jersey Resources Corporation, a Fortune 1000 company that provides safe and reliable natural gas and clean energy services – aims to provide southeastern Pennsylvania homes and businesses access to abundant, low-cost domestic natural gas.

Entitled the Adelphia Gateway Project and traversing portions of Delaware, Chester, Montgomery, Bucks, and Northampton counties, the company will use existing infrastructure to transport natural gas to the Greater Philadelphia market.

Adelphia Gateway will convert the remaining 50 miles of an existing 84-mile pipeline in southeastern Pennsylvania from oil to natural gas delivery. The northern 34 miles of the pipeline, which extends from western Bucks County to Northampton County, were converted to deliver natural gas in 1996.

This repurposing of the southern 50-mile portion of the pipeline to flow natural gas utilizes existing infrastructure and will require minimal new construction. Once converted, the pipeline will transport approximately 91 million dekatherms per year of natural gas to Greater Philadelphia. (See map below.)

The fully converted 84-mile pipeline will transport enough natural gas to meet the needs of more than 250,000 mid-Atlantic households each year.

When in service, the pipeline will give customers a new, “competitively priced” source of natural gas. Adelphia Gateway intends to have delivery interconnects with local distribution companies (LDCs) and other industrial end users, such as natural gas-powered electric generation facilities, in various locations along the pipeline route.

Adelphia Gateway is creating an opportunity to serve new demands, which will fuel economic growth and job creation as businesses and manufacturers expand their operations.

Click here to read more about the Adelphia Gateway Project.




Repurposing of 84-Mile Pipeline to Give Region Access to Low-Cost, Domestic Natural Gas

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