By Julie Sherwood, staff writer
Posted Feb 17, 2010 @ 01:41 PM
Victor, N.Y. —
A public meeting Thursday will update residents on a natural gas pipeline project in Ontario County in the Victor area. The Tioga County Extension project involves replacing a 1.3-mile section of existing natural gas pipeline near Victor and building a new pipeline to connect with the Tennessee Gas Pipeline in Ontario County.
Residents will be able to ask questions and learn about the proposed project to run 16 miles of underground pipeline from Steuben County to Tioga County, Pa., with an interconnect to the existing Empire Connector Pipeline at the northern end of the project near Victor.
In an invitation to the open house, Empire Pipeline stated the extension project would “help bring abundant supplies of domestic, clean-burning natural gas from locally-produced Marcellus Shale and Trenton-Black River gas wells to consumers in this region and beyond.”
The project would be 100 percent privately funded by Empire Pipeline, stated the company.
Affected property owners were notified of the open house by mail, Empire said, though anyone may attend.
The pipeline replacement section would begin west of High Street and end east of Hidden Brook Trail, in Victor. Construction of the new interconnection with Tennessee Gas Pipeline would be west of Route 21 along the Tennessee Gas Pipeline right-of-way in Canandaigua.
If you go
WHAT Tioga County Extension project open house
WHEN Feb. 18, at 7 p.m.
WHERE Victor Central School, 953 High St., Victor
DETAILS A natural gas pipeline project calls for replacing a 1.3-mile section of existing natural gas pipeline near Victor and building a new pipeline to connect with the Tennessee Gas Pipeline in Ontario County.