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Pipeline Project Could Soon Start

Pipeline Project Could Soon Start

March 13, 2013

Horseheads (WENY) -- According to a letter from NYSEG sent to town officials, construction on the Seneca West Pipeline Interconnect Project could begin as early as next month. NYSEG claims the pipeline will "improve reliability" and keep natural gas prices competitive. The pipeline project will connect with the Seneca West Pipeline near Seneca lake, and run five miles through the town of Big Flats, and village and town of Horseheads.
     "The Seneca West Pipeline is just a trunk line being run from Big Flats through Horseheads basically it's gonna give us better supply of natural gas. It's being, once again, most of it is being dictated by the state of New York," said Mike Edwards, Town of Horseheads Supervisor.
     Town board members also touched briefly on hydraulic fracturing - Edwards says they're waiting to see what the state decides. As we reported last week, the state Assembly approved another two-year moratorium on fracking in the Marcellus Shale.