The USD 86M Risberg natural gas pipeline, designed to carry natural gas 28 miles from western Erie County into Ashtabula County, Ohio, is moving closer to reality.
The pipeline is being built by Erie-based RH energytrans, located at 558 W. Sixth St. The company has negotiated rights-of-way with more than 100 property owners to build a pipeline that extends from Elk Creek Township to North Kingsville, Ohio.
The Erie County end of the pipeline would connect to an existing distribution line owned by EmKey Energy, a sister company to RH energytrans. That 8-inch and 12-inch pipeline connects near Meadville to the Tennessee Gas distribution system that originates on the Gulf Coast.
While RH energytrans had originally predicted that construction might begin this year, it does appear likely that construction could begin sooner, likely starting in Ohio.