An America built to last has to include an efficient and safe network of pipelines that connects communities with the energy they need.
That’s why DOT has pledged to work with pipeline operators who step up to modernize their pipelines by helping to cut bureaucratic red tape and get shovels in the ground faster. That means jobs for American workers and safer, more efficient pipelines for American communities.
NiSource, Inc. answered the challenge, and last Thursday, Deputy Secretary John Porcari and PHMSA Administrator Cynthia Quarterman traveled to Columbus, Ohio, to see firsthand the work that’s being done. Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman, who has championed this important work at the local level, was also on hand.
NiSource is investing more than $4 billion dollars to replace 1,000 miles of pipeline--using steel made right here in America.
Spread over six states, this project will not only modernize pipelines in communities across the region; NiSource estimates that it will also add an estimated 8,000 jobs in a region that needs them.