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Essroc Cement Files Lawsuit To Halt NiSource/Hilcorp Pipeline In Lawrence County

Essroc Cement Corporation, with locations scattered across the Midwest and Northeast, has filed a federal lawsuit in Pittsburgh, seeking to stop a planned pipeline from crossing property in Lawrence County. The pipeline is a joint venture operation between NiSource Inc., of Indiana, and Hilcorp Energy Co., of Texas, and is planned to travel upwards of 50 miles from Utica Shale wells in Pennsylvania and Ohio to a liquids processing plant in Ohio.

According to Essroc, the 20-inch pipeline would materially affect its ability to extract valuable coal and limestone from Essroc’s property. The company, which holds nearly 4,000 acres of subsurface rights around the North Beaver plant, is attempting to sell the property, according to the lawsuit.