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Sunoco seeks PUC ruling on stations along pipeline


Sunoco Logistics has not provided plans of the exact location and nature of the above-ground buildings and equipment needed in Lower Swatara Twp. for its Mariner 1 and Mariner 2 pipeline projects, said Bob Greene, planning and zoning coordinator.

Based on Sunoco’s filings with the state Public Utilities Commission, the company wants to avoid presenting local plans for pumping stations and valve control stations along the route, at least as it retrofits its old line. To accomplish this, Sunoco wants the commission to rule that the two types of stations are “reasonably necessary for the convenience and welfare of the public,” because such a ruling would eliminate the need to present its plans for approval in 31 municipalities.

Members of the public will be able to share their views about the attempt to skip local approvals if PUC hearings are scheduled. Residents with concerns about the Sunoco pipeline projects or any utility – from taxi service to sewage treatment - may contact PUC at 1-800-692-7380.

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