Apr. 11, 2024

HARRISBURG – Rep. Jonathan Fritz (R-Susquehanna/Wayne) and Sen. Lisa Baker (R-Luzerne/Pike/Susquehanna/Wayne/Wyoming) announced a natural gas extension project that will benefit the Mountain View School District and surrounding residents has been approved. 

These funds, which total $966,783, come from the Pipeline Investment Program (PIPE). In 2019, Fritz introduced legislation to make grants from PIPE more readily available to construct the last few miles of natural gas distribution lines to business parks and existing manufacturing and industrial enterprises; accelerate beneficial deployment of low-cost energy; and result in the creation of new economic base jobs in the Commonwealth while providing access to natural gas for residents.

“I’m so pleased to see local taxpayers, schools, businesses and households benefit from the affordable, clean-burning natural gas that is underfoot in Susquehanna County,” Fritz said. “This is just another example of the positive developments in our region thanks to energy.”

"Energy developed and used locally provides the best value for consumers and taxpayers. The pipelines necessary for distribution of natural gas have become key pieces of community infrastructure,” Baker said. “Projects like this are a win-win because we help secure jobs and help contain energy costs.”

The funds were awarded to Leatherstocking Gas Company, LLC, which is planning to install 5,900 linear feet of natural gas pipeline that will provide natural gas to Jeffers Farms Inc., the Mountain View School District and residents in the area. The project will also include the construction of a gate station and a pipeline interconnection. 

Representative Jonathan Fritz
111th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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