Laser Northeast Breaks Ground on Pa. Gas Pipeline

Laser Northeast Gathering Company, (Laser) officials, joined by landowners and local officials, held a ground breaking ceremony Tuesday in New Milford to mark the start of construction in Pennsylvania for their Susquehanna Gathering System.

"As a lifelong resident of Northeast Pennsylvania, this is a very exciting day," said Laser Chairman and CEO Thomas F. Karam. "We are proud to stand here and announce that we are starting construction of a project that is bringing substantial investment and additional jobs to Northeastern Pennsylvania. This project will play a vital role in helping the area realize the full economic potential of the natural gas resources that are here."

The Susquehanna Gathering System will gather natural gas from wells tapping the Marcellus Shale formation and transport it up to 30 miles from Susquehanna County into the Millennium interstate pipeline located in Broome County, NY. Construction of the pipeline begins this week and is expected to be complete this summer.

"The real heroes here are all the landowners and public officials who have worked diligently to help us create a great project," said Laser Northeast Gathering President Chip Berthelot. "The collaborative effort between Laser, landowner groups, individual landowners, and municipal officials has contributed to making this the best project possible."