High speed, high capacity natural gas pipelines DO NOT belong in densely populated residential areas, near our homes, schools, where we work or worship. – NOPE! (Neighbors Opposing Pipeline Extension)
If there were an accident involving one of these lines, it would be BIG — a catastrophic event, with the potential for widespread injuries, death and destruction of property.
About the Pipeline:
- March 2016 Duke Announced Plans for Central Corridor Pipeline Extension Project
- Initially, Duke said the pipeline would be a 30″ in diameter, 12 mile long transmission line to connect a compressor station near Lebanon, OH with another station in Cincinnati
- Transmission lines are designed to move immense amounts of natural gas across long distances.
- Extremely high pressure must be used to keep the gas moving. The total force per inch of pipe in this transmission line is about 507,000 psi. In comparison, the total force in the service lines that bring power to your house is less than 50.
- In September 2016, Duke filed a formal application to the Ohio Power Siting Board to build the Central Corridor Pipeline Extension.
- In the application, says they reduced the dimensions and pressure of the pipeline to 20″, 500 psi. While Duke says they reduced the size and pressure of the pipeline in response to customer feedback, they continue to route the transmission line through densely populated residential areas.
- New transmission lines like this are not built through densely populated residential areas. That’s because if there were an accident involving one of these lines, it would be BIG — a catastrophic event, with the potential for widespread injuries, death and destruction of property.