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Sunoco Moves Forward With Marcellus/Utica Pipeline

Fox Business reported that Sunoco Logistics Partners will invest $2.5 billion in the Mariner East 2 pipeline, which will carry natural gas liquids from the Marcellus and Utica Shale plays to an East Coast port. Mariner East 2 will connect processing plants in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and eastern Ohio with the Marcus Hook Industrial Complex near Philadelphia, which will distribute liquefied natural gas to domestic and international markets. The pipeline is the second phase of the Mariner East project, the first phase of which is expected to begin transporting gas later this year. Mariner East 2 is scheduled to begin service by the end of 2016.