Energy Transfer Partners LP's Sunoco Mariner East 2 natural gas liquids pipeline gets a notice from Pennsylvania environmental regulators on Monday in regards to the violation for releasing fluids during drilling process into a wetland.
The company argued and said that the release of fluids is less than one gallon. The release happened in the Shirley Township in Huntingdon County. The county is located at the distance of 129 kilometers from the state capital.
The drilling during an oil and gas drilling activities spills the liquid.
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has said ETP to stop the drilling and resume the same only after the approval is issued.
This is not the first time that the spill has happened for this USD 2.5 bln project. There has been a long series of the spill during the project.
The DEP identified 46 cases of violation of 108 inadvertent releases or spills from the project, since May 2017. The higher number of releases has prompted the environmental regulator to issue the notices.
The last spill from the company ETP was during October, which was 5,000 to 10,000 gallons. The DTP has issued notice for the same too.
The Pennsylvania utility regulators earlier in March have suspended ETP's Sunoco Mariner East 1 operations owing to the discovery of the sinkholes near the project area.
ETP has said it expects to complete Mariner 2 by the end of the second quarter.