The first pipeline to carry natural gas west from the Marcellus and Utica shale formations in eastern Ohio could pass through Hancock, Seneca, Wood and Henry counties by late 2016.
Each of those counties would collect millions every year in property taxes from the pipeline.
Energy Transfer, of Houston, will apply next month for federal approval of its proposed 620-mile Rover Pipeline to Michigan and Ontario, Canada, said Mark Vedral, senior manager of Energy Transfer.
Energy Transfer is the parent corporation of Rover Pipeline.
Dual 42-inch-diameter steel pipelines, 16 feet apart and at least four feet underground, would cross the far northeastern corner of Hancock County.
Owners of 16 Washington Township properties would be compensated for granting Energy Transfer the right to install and maintain the pipelines. Energy Transfer also would compensate farmers for three years worth of damage related to the construction, and would pay to replace or repair damaged drainage tile, Energy Transfer officials said.Read the whole article by clicking here.
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