Questions but no controversy on Dooley’s pipeline
Randy Dooley of Dooley’s Natural Gas answers questions last Tuesday night during a public hearing about his company’s planned pipeline that will link production of renewable natural gas at four area dairies to the Alliance pipeline just south of Murdock. To Dooley’s right are Dooley’s General Manager Tim Hulscher and Operations Manager Nate DeLeeuw. At his left is the firm’s attorney Micah J. Revell, of Stinson LLP, in Minneapolis.
Nearly 40 people attended last Tuesday night’s joint public hearing of the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission and the Swift County Board of Commissioners on Dooley’s Natural Gas II, LLC’s proposed pipeline.
It was a civil conversation with no one objecting to the pipeline that will link renewable natural gas (RNG) production at four area dairies to the Alliance Transmission Pipeline just south of Murdock.
A joint PUC and Swift County board meeting was agreed to by both bodies since both were required to conduct hearings on the proposed project. Just 100 feet of the 28-miles of pipeline will be a high-pressure line rated at 2,000 pounds per square inch gauge (psig) for the interconnection point with the Alliance pipeline. This high pressure segment required PUC approval.
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