Chief Gathering to attend Zoning Board Hearing Monday, April 4

On Monday, April 4, Chief Gathering LLC will be attending a second Dallas Township zoning hearing meeting to present and discuss its plans to build a natural gas metering site on Hildebrandt Road in Dallas Township.

On Monday, April 4, Chief Gathering LLC will be attending a second Dallas Township zoning hearing meeting to present and discuss its plans to build a natural gas metering site on Hildebrandt Road in Dallas Township.

Metering sites are a crucial part of natural gas development. Designed to allow companies like Chief to monitor the quantity of natural gas in the pipeline, a meter has to be physically located at the point of custody transfer of gas from Chief Gathering to the Transco pipeline, an interstate line that delivers natural gas to businesses and homes.

Chief announced last month that after discussing community concerns around the proposed Luzerne compressor station with Senator Lisa J. Baker (R-20) and State Representative Karen Boback (R-117) that it decided to look into other options for the compressor site originally proposed for the Hildebrandt Road site in a more rural area of Dallas Township and at least one mile away from significant community centers.

Chief is also working with a large number of landowners in areas between Luzerne and Susquehanna Counties who have leased right of way to Chief in order to construct a pipeline that will help bring gas to market.

“We want to help people understand how the gas they use every day in their homes becomes available for their use. In order to facilitate the transfer of gas from wells to homes, we need meter and compressor sites nearby,” said Kristi Gittins, Vice President of Public Affairs for Chief. “For the 46 percent of households in Luzerne County that utilize natural gas, these facilities contribute to their ability to heat their homes using natural gas.”

The zoning board meeting is open to the public and will be held at 7 pm on Monday, April 4 at the Dallas Middle School.

About Chief Oil & Gas LLC

Based in Dallas, Texas, Chief Oil & Gas is privately held, independent oil & gas company engaged in the exploration, development and production of oil and natural gas reserves from fields throughout the continental United States.