16-0253-GA-BTX: Duke Central Corridor Extension Gas Pipeline

Case number: 16-0253-GA-BTX
Project: Central Corridor Extension Gas Pipeline
Applicant:  Duke Energy Ohio
Location: Hamilton County
Status: Alternate route approved, case currently pending on rehearing

Map of approved route

Opinion, Order, and Certificate

Project summary

The OPSB authorized Duke Energy Ohio to construct the C314V Central Corridor Pipeline Extension Project along the revised alternate route in Hamilton County. Duke Energy will construct the approximately 13-mile long, 20-inch diameter natural gas pipeline between the Highpoint Park Station near the intersection of Butler, Warren, and Hamilton counties and the existing Norwood Station. The pipeline route will pass through communities including Amberley Village, Blue Ash, Cincinnati, Evendale, Golf Manor, Reading, and Sharonville.

Local Public Hearings

Adjudicatory Hearing

Rehearing and appeal

Several parties filed applications for rehearing of the Board's decision. The administrative law judge assigned to the case granted rehearing for the limited purpose of affording the Board additional time to consider the matters specified in the applications for rehearing. Ultimately, decisions made by the Board may be appealed to the Supreme Court of Ohio.

Pipeline safety

Duke Energy must meet the requirements of the federal pipeline safety regulations. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) Pipeline Safety Section monitors the construction and operation of natural gas pipelines in Ohio, enforcing the federal regulations, and conducting routine inspections and audits once pipelines are placed in service. Questions regarding pipeline safety may be addressed to the PUCO Pipeline Safety Section online or by phone at (800) 686-7826.

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