PennEast Pipeline Proposed Route
In October 2014, PennEast entered the voluntary “pre-filing phase” of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) review process to establish a framework for obtaining early input regarding the proposed PennEast Pipeline Project. Throughout the pre-filing phase, PennEast obtained extensive feedback from landowners, public officials, the community and others that has allowed PennEast to prepare a more complete and accurate Certificate filing that best minimizes community and environmental impacts.
In response to beneficial community input, PennEast has evaluated more than 100 route options and implemented multiple route modifications to advance safe pipeline construction and operations while minimizing impact on the community and environment.
Route modifications also have enabled approximately 37 percent of the proposed route to be co-located with other rights of way (approximately 45 percent of the Pipeline is co-located in New Jersey and 34 percent is co-located in Pennsylvania).
Additionally, the proposed route has been adjusted within the 400 foot survey corridor to avoid and/or minimize impacts to wetlands and waterbodies; cultural resources; agricultural lands and other sensitive habitats. And while the permanent right of way will generally be 50 feet wide, PennEast is committed to reducing the maintained width to 30 feet in forested areas, and 10 feet in wetlands.
Most of PennEast’s efforts during the pre-filing phase, as well as its focus throughout the FERC Application phase, will be spent working with landowners and municipalities along the proposed route, as well as with federal officials and state permitting agencies, to finalize plans to mitigate impacts from pipeline construction and operations.
Thank you for taking the next step to learn about the PennEast Pipeline Project. The information provided is accurate as of February 22, 2016. This interactive map is designed as a general informational tool. The route is subject to change. Prior to any specific use, please verify the information.
The February 2016 route includes seven route deviations as described in detail in PennEast’s February 22, 2016, submission to FERC. These route modifications were adopted based on discussions with landowners whose property is involved with portions of the project, resource agencies and other stakeholders, and will result in constructability improvements and opportunities to reduce environmental impacts.