Energy giant Kinder Morgan commissioned a study to show Ohio residents the benefits that the company’s planned 215-mile NGL Utopia East Pipeline would have on Ohio’s economy as communities continue to show opposition to the proposed project.
The company hired a local economist who used generally accepted modeling tools to project the impact the line would have on the state’s economy based on the number of jobs it would create, both direct and indirect, during the years of construction.
The study also discusses the taxes generated and the additional income earned and spending by local and out-of-state workers, which would also attribute to uplifting the state's economy.
View the full economic impact study here.
The Utopia East Pipeline is a $500-million proposed common carrier project that would be constructed inside Ohio from Harrison County to Fulton County. It would connect with and use existing Kinder Morgan pipeline and facilities to push ethane and ethane-propane mixtures to Ontario. Its proposed in-service date is January of 2018.