Columbiana County Rail Line Could Provide Good Alternative to Pipeline

From the Tribune Chronicle:
Area development officials, rail advocates and a Boardman businessman are exploring whether 13 miles of defunct rail line in southern Columbiana County could be redeveloped to create a direct freight-shipping link from Trumbull and Ashtabula counties to the Ohio River.
The project, which could cost upward of $100 million, has gained the attention of a statewide group focused on boosting rail use, an official with the Western Reserve Port Authority and even a local entrepreneur who says funding should not be a problem.
The supporters believe that a direct rail link would be a more favorable shipping route for products linked to the natural gas drilling industry, and could help secure other midstream processing and manufacturing plants in the area.
Ken Prendergast, executive director of All Aboard Ohio-RESTORE, a statewide rail advocacy group, pointed out that building pipelines to ship natural gas obtained in the Utica Shale would be more costly and only able to ship the gas products out.
''Given how rugged this countryside is, you would have to come up with probably about $300 million for a pipeline,'' Prendergast said.
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