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PA Regulators Suspend Permit Applications of all Energy Transfer Projects; Mariner East Currently Offline
Criterion Research February 11, 2019 -
Pennsylvania environmental regulators have suspended the reviews of all permit applications and other approvals requested by Energy Transfer amid their failure to comply with orders related to the explosion in Beaver County in 2018. Energy Transfer failed to stabilize the site of the Revolution explosion which was ordered on Oct 29, 2018.
The suspension applies to all clean water permit reviews and will impact Revolutions in-service date. The PA Department of Environmental Protection Is also reviewing 27 approvals on Mariner East 2, which are now on hold. Mariner East 1 has also been offline since January 21, 2019. Investigators are now reviewing geology along the pipeline route before allowing it to return to service.