Sweden Valley Project
Dominion Energy has proposed the Sweden Valley Project to help meet growing demand for natural gas to serve Midwest markets.
The project will move natural gas from northern Pennsylvania for delivery in Ohio.
Total cost of the project is about $48 million. The project would provide 120,000 dekatherms per day of firm transportation service, which would supply enough natural gas for a single winter day to about 110,000 households. It would include modifications at an existing compressor station, new metering and regulation facilities, as well as a 1.75-mile interconnect and three miles of parallel pipe to Dominion Energy's existing natural gas transmission system. The project is expected to be in-service in late 2019.
Dominion Energy filed an application in January 2018 for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the agency responsible for reviewing and authorizing interstate natural gas transmission projects. The FERC will conduct a full review of the project in compliance with two federal statutes, the Natural Gas Act and National Environmental Policy Act.
Many legislators and organizations support the Sweden Valley Project for a variety of reasons, including the need to meet increasing demand for natural gas, generate tax revenue and provide a positive economic impact:
- Pennsylvania State Representative Mike Hanna, House Minority Whip – (D-Clinton County)
- Pennsylvania State Senator Joe Scarnati, Senate President Pro Tempore – (R-Jefferson and Clinton counties)
- Pennsylvania State Representative Jeff Pyle – (R-Armstrong County)
- Pennsylvania State Senator Don White – (R-Indiana and Armstrong counties)
- Pennsylvania State Representative Pam Snyder – (D-Greene County)
- Pennsylvania State Senator Camera Bartolotta – (R-Washington and Greene counties)
- Clinton County (PA) Commissioners
- Clinton County (PA) Economic Partnership
- Marcellus Shale Coalition