Duke Energy extends public-comment period for proposed pipeline extension

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Duke Energy said recently that it is extending its review process to further gauge public sentiment related to its proposed Central Corridor Pipeline Extension in Hamilton County, Ohio.

The project plan so far has garnered extensive public opinion, and this extra time will allow the company to meet with more community leaders, elected officials and residents.

 Through the pipeline extension, Duke Energy hopes to increase reliability in its natural gas delivery system for Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky, and it would allow the company to decommission older infrastructure, including aging propane peaking plants. Following further review of public comments, the company will submit two proposed routes for the pipeline to the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB).

"Our goal is to have the best possible plan with the least impact on property owners, the environment and the communities we serve," Duke Energy Ohio and Kentucky President Jim Henning said. "The job for the Duke Energy team is to provide answers to as many concerns as we can. That includes looking at all potential routes of the proposed natural gas pipeline, while balancing the need for replacing aging infrastructure, increasing the reliability of our natural gas supply, and meeting the future energy needs of all of our natural gas customers."

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