Erie-Ohio pipeline project nears completion

NORTH KINGSVILLE, Ohio — Forty-foot sections of 12-inch steel pipe — a pipe so large you could roll a basketball down the inside — lay in sections along Route 20 last week.

These pipes, which will be buried over the next few weeks, represent the final stages of the $86 million Risberg Pipeline. The pipeline’s owner, Erie-based RH Energytrans, an affiliate of EmKey Energy LLC, has been working to build a 28-mile extension to an existing pipeline, connecting Elk Creek Township in Erie County with North Kingsville.

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