Monroe County Anticipating Impact of Huge Pipeline Project

Plans are under way to build a mammoth pipeline through Monroe County that will carry natural gas from shale formations in northeast Ohio to customers in Michigan and Ontario, Canada. 
Called the Nexus Gas Transmission system, it would be a 5-foot-diameter, 250-mile pipeline running from northeast Ohio’s sprawling Utica Shale formation to provide gas to power plants, gas distribution firms, and industries. 
Work on it might start in late 2014, depending on federal approvals, and it could be completed by November, 2015. 
DTE Energy Co., Enbridge Inc. of Calgary and Spectra Energy Corp. of Houston are partnering in the pipeline, and expect to spend as much as $1.5 billion on the project, which could carry as much as 1 billion cubic feet of gas a day. 
The precise route is not yet known, but companies say the new line will follow “existing utility corridors” to an interconnect in Michigan and would tie into an existing Vector pipeline that enters Ontario. It would include interconnects with Michigan Consolidated Gas Co. and Consumers Energy as well as storage facility and gas distribution hubs in Ontario. 
It’s almost guaranteed a segment of it will run through Monroe County.
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