UPDATE ON THE DUKE ENERGY CENTRAL CORRIDOR PIPELINE EXTENSION PROJECT
On November 21, 2019, the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) approved the installation of the gas pipeline along the alternate route, which starts in Sycamore Township in the north, and then generally runs (i) south along Conrey Road and Reed Hartman Highway, (ii) west along Glendale-Milford Road, (iii) south through several properties west of Reading Road north of Mechanic Street, and then east of Reading Road until it terminates just east of Seymour Road south of Langdon Farm Road. The actual route map can be found here: https://www.duke-energy.com/Home/Natural-Gas-Projects/Central-Corridor-Pipeline-Ext. Along the route, it affects properties in the communities of Sycamore Township, Blue Ash, Sharonville, Evendale, Reading, Amberley Village, Golf Manor and Cincinnati.
After the approval order was issued, several of the affected communities, along with Neighbors Opposed to Pipeline Extension (NOPE) filed applications for rehearing, alleging various inadequacies with the OPSB’s review and approval process. The rehearing was denied by the OPSB on February 20, 2020. Although Duke Energy has received some of the requisite work permits, on April 15, 2020, Blue Ash, Reading, Evendale and NOPE filed an appeal to the Ohio Supreme Court.
More to come, as the saga continues.