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Auburn Loop pipeline system delivers Marcellus Shale gas starting Nov. 1

Auburn gathering system helps close Marcellus ‘infrastructure gap’

WYOMISSING, Pa. – UGI Energy Services, LLC has announced the completion of the Auburn Loop pipeline project, a new nine-mile, 24-inch pipeline running from Susquehanna County to UGI Energy Services’ Manning Compressor Station in Wyoming County.


Pipeline under construction (stock photo).

The Auburn Loop parallels the existing 12-inch Auburn pipeline, and is scheduled to start delivering locally developed, natural gas on Nov. 1.

Installation of the Auburn Loop, alongside the Nov. 2014 installation of three additional compressor units at the Manning Compressor Station, completes the third phase of the expansion of the Auburn Gathering System.

The new pipeline expands UGI Energy Services’ existing Auburn Gathering System by approximately 150,000 dekatherms per day, bringing the total capacity of the system to 470,000 dekatherms per day.

“The Auburn Gathering System is a great model for closing the region’s ‘infrastructure gap’ — putting low-cost Appalachian shale gas to work for the Commonwealth’s businesses and families,” said Brad Hall, president of UGI Energy Services.

“Over the past four years, we have continued to expand our Auburn facilities to accommodate the need to increase the takeaway capacity in this rich Marcellus region. Short haul projects like this make economic sense for producers and consumers alike.”

The Auburn Loop will transport low-cost natural gas produced primarily by Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation, one of the leading northeast Pennsylvania natural gas producers.

“Cabot is excited to celebrate the addition of the Auburn Loop,” said George Stark, director of external affairs at Cabot Oil & Gas.

“As we head into winter and the heating season, we’re excited and proud to know we will have a hand in helping local families and businesses our friends and neighbors — have greater access to an environmentally-friendly, affordable, reliable source of homegrown fuel.”

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