The proposed Keystone XL pipeline that would transport oil from Canada down through the middle of the U.S. has been a political football for years. But while the nation's attention has been focused on that project, another planned pipeline, for natural gas, would be more than twice as large.
And that pipeline, the Energy Transfer Rover line, is projected to transit Richland and Crawford counties from one end of the region to the other.
The Keystone pipeline would be 36 inches across. The Rover line would be 42 inches in diameter, and there would be two of them, side by side.
"This is the biggest pipeline project in Ohio that I'm aware of, and one of the largest in the country," Columbus attorney Michael Braunstein said Wednesday evening. "These twin, 42-inch lines will set a record in Ohio for compensation. I don't think there's any question but that they're going forward."Read the rest of the article by clicking here.
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