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UGI Corp. subsidiary UGI Energy Services LLC has placed its newly-constructed 28-mile gathering pipeline and compressor station into full service. The Auburn pipeline extension provides gas supplies to local consumers in Pennsylvania, while also providing access to interstate markets for Marcellus Shale producers. The $160 million, 20-inch pipeline will initially deliver 200 MMcf/d of  locally produced natural gas through UGI Energy's Manning compressor station in Wyoming County, PA. to UGI Penn Natural Gas Inc., one of that company's utilities and the interstate pipeline Transcontinental.

The Youngstown-Warren Regional Chamber says shale gas development in Ohio's Utica Shale play has created 4,000 direct and indirect jobs and generated $5 billion in investments for the Mahoning Valley, a three-county region in Northeast Ohio. The Chamber said it counted 25 job creation and investment projects related to the oil and gas industry since 2010, beginning with the global manufacturing giant Vallourec Star's announcement to build a $1 billion seamless pipe plant in Youngstown. Ten companies have also announced supply chain expansions, five significant pipeline and processing plant projects have been announced in the Valley and four major investments from exploration and production companies have been made in the area, according to the chamber.

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