WYOMISSING, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--UGI Sunbury, LLC, a subsidiary of UGI Energy Services, LLC, has received a certificate of public convenience and necessity from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to construct and operate the approximately 35-mile long Sunbury Pipeline. Subject to certain conditions, FERC’s approval authorizes UGI Sunbury to proceed with construction of the Pipeline.
The Sunbury Pipeline will bring new natural gas supplies to homes and businesses in central Pennsylvania. One of the primary end-users is “Hummel Station,” a 1,124 MW combined-cycle natural gas-fired power plant being built at the site of the shuttered coal-fired Sunbury Generation Facility near Shamokin Dam, Snyder County, Pennsylvania.
“The support we’ve received from local, state and federal leadership and today’s approval by FERC enable this major step forward for a cleaner and more secure energy future in the central Susquehanna Valley and across the region,” said John Walsh, President and CEO of UGI Corporation. “The Sunbury Pipeline will establish a vital delivery link between abundant Pennsylvania natural gas and the Hummel Station, and is another example of UGI’s efforts to bridge the infrastructure gap between low-cost producing areas of Pennsylvania and consuming areas across our region.”
The conversion of the former coal-fired Sunbury Generation Facility to natural gas is part of a broader national trend to utilize low-cost, clean burning natural gas to generate electricity.
“The new Hummel Station promises to be one of the most efficient and economical generating stations in the country,” said Brad Hall, President of UGI Energy Services. “That bodes well for the long term operation of this facility and UGI is pleased to be part of this exciting project.”
The pipeline, comprised of 20-inch diameter steel pipeline and related facilities, is designed to deliver up to 200,000 Dth of natural gas per day. The pipeline originates in eastern Lycoming County and its route extends south through Montour, Northumberland and Union counties before terminating at Hummel Station in Snyder County. The pipeline also provides supply flexibility to parts of the UGI Utilities distribution system along the route.
Assuming timely receipt of all remaining necessary regulatory approvals, construction of the Sunbury Pipeline is expected to be completed as early as November 2016.
For more information on Sunbury Pipeline, visit www.sunburypipeline.com.
About UGI Sunbury, LLC
UGI Sunbury is a direct, wholly-owned subsidiary of UGI Energy Services, LLC, and an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of UGI Corporation (NYSE: UGI).
About UGI Energy Services, LLC
UGI Energy Services, LLC is a subsidiary of UGI Corporation (NYSE: UGI). UGI Energy Services, LLC markets natural gas, electricity and liquid fuels to approximately 20,000 residential, commercial, and industrial customers in ten states and Washington, D.C. In addition, UGI Energy Services owns and operates a variety of midstream natural gas assets that support the storage, transportation and delivery of natural gas in the Mid-Atlantic region and also owns and operates electric generation assets in Pennsylvania. To learn more about UGI Energy Services, visit www.ugies.com.
About UGI Corporation
UGI Corporation (NYSE:UGI) is a distributor and marketer of energy products and services. Through subsidiaries, UGI operates natural gas and electric utilities in Pennsylvania, distributes propane both domestically and internationally, manages midstream energy and electric generation assets in Pennsylvania, and engages in energy marketing in the Mid-Atlantic region. UGI, through subsidiaries, is the sole General Partner and owns 26 percent of AmeriGas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:APU), the nation's largest retail propane distributor. Comprehensive information about UGI Corporation is available at www.ugicorp.com.