Northern Kentucky Pipeline Replacement
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Enhancing the Natural Gas Delivery System
Duke Energy regularly evaluates our natural gas delivery system across Northern Kentucky. Through this process, we’ve identified the need to upgrade and replace sections of our AM07 pipeline, parts of which have been in service since the 1950s.
Overall, we will be replacing about 14 miles of the AM07 line and associated regulator stations in Northern Kentucky over the next several years to achieve compliance with federal pipeline regulations. This upgrade work is referred to as the Northern Kentucky Pipeline Replacement Project.
Replacement of some pipeline sections is required under recent changes to federal regulations, commonly referred to as the Mega Rule. The Mega Rule went into effect in July of 2020. More than 300,000 miles of transmission pipeline in the United States are covered by the Mega Rule. It is designed to increase the level of safety associated with the transportation of natural gas as well as the operation of natural gas infrastructure.
The Northern Kentucky Pipeline Replacement Project will bring an enhanced natural gas delivery system to the area. It will replace 70-plus year-old infrastructure with modern pipelines constructed of robust steel with state-of-the-art safety monitoring equipment and inspection technologies.
The project will begin in Boone County and continue east into Kenton County.