Atlantic Sunrise Gas Pipeline

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This article is part of the Global Fossil Infrastructure Tracker, a project of Global Energy Monitor and the Center for Media and Democracy.

Atlantic Sunrise Gas Pipeline is an under construction natural gas pipeline project.[1]


Upon completion, the pipeline will run from Marcellus Shale, Lancaster County, to Pennsylvania, Susquehanna County.

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Project Details

  • Operator: Williams Partners
  • Current capacity: 1.7 billion cubic feet per day
  • Proposed capacity:
  • Length: 197.5 miles
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 2018


Atlantic Sunrise Gas Pipeline is an under construction pipeline expansion project. The design of the project includes a total of 183 miles of new greenfield pipe, two pipeline loops totaling approximately 12 miles, 2.5 miles of existing pipeline replacement, two compressor facilities in Pennsylvania, and other facility additions or modifications in five states, including Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. [2]

Williams partners submitted an application for the project to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in March of 2015, and the project was approved by FERC in February of 2017. Mainline construction began in March of 2017. The pipeline is expected to be in full service in mid-2018.[3]

In October 2018 the pipeline went into service.[4]

Articles and resources


  1. Atlantic Sunrise Gas Pipeline, Oil & Gas Journal, accessed September 2017
  2. Overview, Williams, accessed 13 December 2017
  3. Project Timeline, Williams, accessed 13 December 2017
  4. Pennsylvania close to another natural gas production record, Pipe Up, Jan. 3, 2019

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