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Duke Energy receives approvals

The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) has approved a route for a new natural gas pipeline for the southwest region of Ohio, US.

The decision to secure a better energy future for residents and businesses through the natural gas deliver comes after a review of Duke Energy’s application and public hearings about the approximately 22.5 km Central Corridor pipeline.

In the ruling, the OPSB said the best route for the pipeline is the proposed western route running through Sharonville, Sycamore Township, Blue Ash, Evendale, Reading, Amberley Village and Golf Manor in Ohio.

The pipeline will serve customers in southwest Ohio and connect an existing Duke Energy Ohio pipeline near the intersection of Butler, Warren and Hamilton counties with an existing company pipeline in the Norwood area.

The demand for the project had been demonstrated through aged and outdated propane-air facilities that are in need of retirement, as well as being able to create a supply balance between north and south systems.

Duke Energy Ohio and Kentucky President Amy Spiller said the company looks forward to working on the pipeline route while keeping the community informed.

“The OPSB’s certificate to construct this critical infrastructure is an important milestone for the Central Corridor Pipeline, and we thank the board for its thorough review of this project,” said Ms Spiller.

The pipeline construction is expected to begin at the end of next year and will take three to six weeks on each parcel the pipeline crosses.

Duke Energy anticipates it will be complete by the end of 2021.

For more information visit the Duke Energy website.

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