Mariner East 2

Mariner East 2: What Are Natural Gas Liquids, And What Happens If They Leak?

Oct 5, 2018
Youtube / StateImpact Pennsylvania

As part of the “Mariner East 2: At what risk?” series, this StateImpact Pennsylvania video examines the natural gas liquids that flow through the pipeline and what happens if they leak — something that could be caused by:

  • Welding failures
  • Material defects
  • Corrosion
  • Shifting land exposing the pipe

 

 

We're Wired To Be Wary Of Certain Things. Here's Why Pipelines Are Among Them

Sep 28, 2018
Marie Cusick / StateImpact Pennsylvania

Dangerous incidents involving pipelines are rare, but September has been a bad month.

Virginia Alvino Young / 90.5 WESA

Registered voters in Allegheny County can expect a question on the ballot this November about a small raise in property taxes to support after-school, early learning and nutrition programs for county kids.

Lou Corsaro / Point Park University

 

It’s been almost three years since The McKeesport Daily News published its final edition, and a pilot program out of Point Park University aims to fill at least a portion of that media void. 

Mariner East 2: Sunoco's Incidents, Fines And Shutdowns Fuel Residents' Safety Concerns

Sep 26, 2018
Scott Blanchard / StateImpact Pennsylvania

As Sunoco nears the planned opening of its Mariner East 2 pipeline across Pennsylvania, opponents say the company’s nationwide construction record over more than a decade heightens concerns about the safety of the natural gas liquids line.

Amy Sisk / StateImpact Pennsylvania

Every time Bob Rosatti drives the highway near his hometown of Forbes Road, he can't help but think back to the explosion that happened here two years ago.

Regulators Issue Split Ruling On Gas Pipelines Near Philly

Jun 14, 2018
Matt Slocum / AP

Pennsylvania utility regulators voted Thursday to let a pipeline resume transporting liquid fuels in the Philadelphia suburbs, reversing an administrative law judge's order, but they also upheld a halt to construction of two other, related pipelines.

Judge Shuts Down Work On Sunoco Pipelines, Cites Danger

May 24, 2018
Matt Slocum / AP

An administrative law judge has shut down work on a natural gas liquids pipeline in the Philadelphia suburbs, saying Sunoco has failed to take reasonable steps to warn people and protect them from danger.

Jon Hurdle / StateImpact Pennsylvania

More than 100 spills have occurred during the construction of the Mariner East 2 pipeline, and now, another troublesome spot has emerged in Delaware County outside Philadelphia.

Judge Throws Out Developer's 'SLAPP Suit' Against Environmental Group

Aug 23, 2017
Jon Hurdle / StateImpact PA

A Chester County judge has dismissed a suit by a property developer that sought to stop an environmental group criticizing the company’s plans for redeveloping a contaminated industrial site.

Marie Cusick / StateImpact Pennsylvania

The sounds of buzzing chainsaws echoed through the hills around Raystown Lake on Thursday afternoon as contractors for Sunoco Logistics cleared trees to make way for the new Mariner East 2 project.

The 8,300-acre lake in Huntingdon County is a popular spot for swimming, boating, hiking and mountain biking. It draws about 1.5 million visitors annually.