Building new and Reliable Infrastructure
Shell Pipeline will build, own and operate the Falcon Ethane Pipeline System, a 97-mile common carrier ethane pipeline which will be located in Southwestern Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Eastern Ohio.
The Falcon Pipeline will connect three major ethane source points: Houston, Pa., Scio, Ohio and Cadiz, Ohio, in the rich gas portions of the Marcellus and Utica shale reservoirs.
The pipeline will be located in a key area as more than 70 percent of the North American polyethylene market sits within a 700-mile radius of Pittsburgh.
The mostly 12-inch pipeline will enhance ethane supply, building new and reliable infrastructure while keeping safety as the top priority.
The project will bring new jobs to the area, with up to 1,000 workers during the peak of construction and four to six permanent employees.
We worked with private, public and corporate landowners to acquire right of way easements to construct this pipeline. Routing is a discussion and agreement with local landowners, taking into account their property concerns.
Shell is in the process of bidding out construction work to multiple contractors. Our selection decision will be driven by Health, Safety and Environmental performance, technical capability, and economic factors to ensure a successful project.
Engaging with Communities
Shell Pipeline has a proven track record of operating safely and responsibility – and remains committed to engaging with local communities regarding impacts that may arise from its operations.
Shell Pipeline continues to meet with state, local, and school leaders throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio to ensure an understanding of the project and to address any concerns.