Bluegrass Pipeline Project Comes To A Halt

Apr 29, 2014

Penny Greathouse, on her 700-acre cattle farm in Stamping Ground, Ky., in late October.
Credit Natasha Khan / PublicSource

Developers of a multi-state pipeline project, which has stirred controversy over the past year in Kentucky, announced Monday they have suspended all investment in the project indefinitely.

Williams Co., a Tulsa, Okla.-based company, said it has stopped investing in the Bluegrass Pipeline “primarily in response to an insufficient level of firm customer commitments.”

Announced in May 2013, the pipeline would transport natural gas liquids from the Marcellus and Utica shales in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia to the petrochemical markets on the Gulf Coast. At its start, the pipeline was supposed to begin in Mercer County, Pa., and stretch 1,100 miles through eight states.

“I’m tickled to death,” said Penny Greathouse, a Kentucky landowner and outspoken opponent of the pipeline. PublicSource interviewed Greathouse, and other landowners in Kentucky, late last year about their concerns.

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