Compressor station gets OK from planning commission

Plans are underway for a natural gas compressor station near Trout Run.

Approval of the land development for the station, owned by NFG Midstream Trout Run LLC, a subsidiary of Natural Fuel Gas Midstream Corp., was given during the Lycoming County Planning Commission’s meeting Jan. 19.

This will be third station by this company in the northern Lycoming County area, and it is to be located on the top of a mountain just southeast of Trout Run.

The compressor station is a facility that helps transport natural gas from one location to another.

Representatives of the company as well as landowners of the site were present at the meeting. Andrew Miller, project manager for Rettew Associates, a consulting firm for NFG, assured the board members the new station would not disturb the surrounding residents.

“We anticipate little to no noise at that level,” Miller said. He added the equipment is fully enclosed, and because it is on top of a mountain noise will be less of an issue.

The board did approve a condition on the plan that requires the company to comply with all noise ordinances, and that if a complaint were made, the company would do its best to rectify the problem.

Duane A. Wassum, president of the parent corporation, said the station would move natural gas from Hepburn, Lewis and Gamble townships. The station is on a remote part of the mountain between Gamble and Lewis townships.

The board members present were Howard Fry III, Christopher E. Keiser, James Crawford, James Dunn, George Logue Jr., Michael Sherman and Brett Taylor. Carol Nolan and Larry Allison Jr. were absent.

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