Commissioners OK amended pipeline agreement

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – An inactive piece of pipeline is being replaced in Mahoning County so it can meet standards to transport petroleum products.

Sunoco owns the right of way passage through the county and now wants to replace a six inch line to a 12 inch line. The line was originally placed in the 1930s.

A new agreement that was passed Friday by county commissioners will give protection to nearby landowners.

Assistant Mahoning County Prosecutor Tim Tusek said the amended right of way upgrades provisions to the decades-old agreement.

“Because the 1930s agreement is just a blanket easement that does not protect any of the landowners for instance in the county,” said Tusek. “This agreement will upgrade that, protect the landowners as well as compensate the county for the new pipe that is being installed.”

The right of way runs diagonally through Berlin Township, Springfield and Canfield.

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