Range announces Marcellus pipeline, export deals

    A gas drilling company has announced deals to ship Marcellus Shale natural gas products from western Pennsylvania to a Philadelphia-area refinery, and to overseas customers.

    Range Resources, based in Fort Worth, Texas, says it has signed a 15-year agreement with Sunoco Logistics Partners, L.P. to ship propane and ethane to the former Marcus Hook refinery site, starting in late 2014.

    StateImpact’s Susan Phillips has more here.

     

     

    Range also announced a 15-year deal with INEOS Europe AG to export 10,000 barrels per day of ethane, a form of gas that can be processed into other products such as plastics. Those exports would start in 2015.

    Gov. Tom Corbett hailed the agreements, saying they will create jobs across Pennsylvania.

    The deals are subject to federal approval.

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