Natural gas to impact Ashtabula County economy

Natural gas has started flowing in quantities into Ashtabula County, and it is poised to have an impact on the local economy.

The Risberg Pipeline had a ribbon cutting in December, marking a sharp increase in the availability of natural gas in Ashtabula County.

The pipeline runs from Meadville, Pennsylvania, to North Kingsville. The natural gas is being delivered to Dominion East Ohio.

The city of Conneaut placed a pair of taps on the pipeline to be used for future development. One is located near the city’s East Side Industrial Park and another near the intersection of Route 7 and Underridge Road, City Manager Jim Hockaday said.

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