Appalachian Basin pipeline projects face multiple challenges

Pipeline developers looking to build infrastructure to move natural gas out of the Appalachian Basin face numerous challenges, including stronger opposition from environmental groups, shifting market patterns and increased regulatory scrutiny, reports the Platts news site. For example, Tallgrass Energy Partners Vice President Doug Walker told an audience at Platts' recent oil and gas conference in Pittsburgh that the company has encountered more intense opposition to its current expansion of the Rockies Express Pipeline to allow bidirectional gas flows from the Appalachian Basin than it did during construction of the original pipeline, completed in 2009. For more, read the full story.

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