Ameren Illinois upgrading natural gas pipeline in southern IL

Ameren Illinois upgrading natural gas pipeline in southern IL
They are replacing miles of decades-old pipe (Source: Ameren IL)

COLLINSVILLE, IL (KFVS) - Ameren Illinois will begin a major natural gas project about to start in Jefferson County and southern Marion County mid-April. They are replacing miles of decades-old pipe.

The company is upgrading 15 miles of six-inch natural gas transmission pipeline that was placed in-service in the 1950s between Centralia and Mount Vernon.

According to Ameren Illinois, crews will be upgrading the pipeline to 10-inch steel for nearly 13.75 miles, while 1.5 miles will be eight-inch steel.  It is one of the longest and largest natural gas upgrades Ameren Illinois has performed in several decades.

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