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Pipeline Construction

Pending regulatory approvals, construction of the PennEast Pipeline Project is anticipated to begin in 2019.

  • Depending on weather and material availability, construction may take between seven months and a year to complete.
  • Contractors are chosen through a bidding process by which PennEast assesses each interested contractor’s history and commitment to safety and compliance.
  • Throughout construction, a chief environmental inspector and two environmental inspectors will be on site for each of the four spreads to ensure compliance with permits, regulations and industry best practices.
  • The Pipeline will have a 36-inch minimum cover of soil in all areas, except where rock prevents this depth. This depth of cover is in compliance with – and exceeds – U.S. Department of Transportation requirements.
  • PennEast has developed an Agricultural Impact Minimization Plan (AIMP) to address agricultural issues, including construction on agricultural land. Please see the AIMP here.
  • Independent, third-party inspectors will monitor construction.

Learn more about construction timing, plans, procedures, quality assurance, equipment and more here.