Pennsylvania agency approves $1 million pipeline investment grant for Domtar mill conversion to natural gas

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Pennsylvania agency approves $1 million pipeline investment grant for Domtar mill conversion to natural gas

January 26, 2017 - 12:28

BROCKPORT, PA, Jan. 26, 2017 (Local News) -The Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) has approved a $1 million state grant for Domtar Paper Company’s installation of a 3-mile pipeline to their facility in Elk County, announced Sen. Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson).

Scarnati, who was instrumental in securing funding for the project, explained that Domtar Paper Company owns and operates the paper mill in Johnsonburg Borough where the pipeline will be installed.

The project will consist of converting two existing coal fired boilers to natural gas by partnering with Hunt Marcellus.  In order to support the conversion to natural gas, the new three-mile gas pipeline will be constructed to supply the facility.  Due to the savings of the conversion, it will allow the company to invest an additional $12 million into upgrades for the facility over the next three years. In addition, the conversion savings and efficiencies will allow the company to retain its current workforce of 355 full time jobs.

The Express - Scarnati announces $1M pipeline investment grant

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