New Map! Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline: Connecting the Dots

The proposed Atlantic Sunrise pipeline is part of a statewide pipeline buildout intended to transport gas extracted from the shale fields in PA to markets overseas. The overview map below shows the links between natural gas unconventional drilling in NEPA, proposed and existing transmission pipelines, and the planned Cove Point LNG export facility in MD.

FERC states that the “no-action” alternative would “eliminate the short and long term environmental impacts, but the objectives of Transco would not be met… there is no available capacity for existing pipeline systems to transport the required volumes of natural gas to the range of delivery points…with the exception of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline, none of these existing pipeline systems are in close proximity to the production areas of northern Pennsylvania.”    p. ES-14 to ES-15 (p. 47 of 472) on Volume 1