Tunkhannock is getting natural gas service and stepping into the second phase of its future; a future built on sustainable natural gas development.
Ground was ceremoniously broken on Oct. 16 for the first phase of a public natural gas service project in Tunkhannock. UGI Utilities is overseeing the project, which will begin with the simultaneous construction of a gate station in Tunkhannock Township to tap a Williams line and the installation of a trunk into the borough of Tunkhannock. The initiative is indicative of efforts to expand gas service in the region, including more communities in Susquehanna County.
Prior to putting their shovels in the dirt outside the Wyoming County Emergency Operations Center, UGI director of business development Don Brominski, PA Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED) secretary Scott Dunkleberger, Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce president Gina Suydam, and Wyoming County Commissioner Tom Henry shared some comments with a mixed audience of public officials, company representatives, and Tunkhannock residents.
“Today is almost like a dream. That it’s actually going to happen is so exciting,” said Henry. “The county’s tax payers will benefit from this. It will make it more affordable to live here.”