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Marcellus Shale Freight Transportation Study prepared by Gannett Fleming for the Northern Tier Planning & Development Commission, November 2011

Marcellus Shale Freight Transportation Study prepared by Gannett Fleming for the Northern Tier Planning & Development Commission, November 2011

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M
ARCELLUS
S
HALE
F
REIGHT
T
RANSPORTATION
S
TUDY
 
N
OVEMBER
2011 F
INAL
R
EPORT
 
In association with:Prepared by:
 
 
F
INAL
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EPORT
 
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M
ARCELLUS
S
HALE
F
REIGHT
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RANSPORTATION
S
TUDY
 
T
ABLE OF
C
ONTENTS
 
Executive Summary .................................................................................................................... 5
 
Background and Objectives ...................................................................................................... 12
 
Project Background ...................................................................................................................................... 12
 
Project Objectives ........................................................................................................................................ 13
 
Regional Freight Activity .......................................................................................................... 15
 
General Freight Activity ............................................................................................................................. 15
 
Marcellus Shale Freight Activity ................................................................................................................ 17
 
Current Transportation System .................................................................................................. 31
 
Roadway Conditions .................................................................................................................................... 31
 
Bridge Conditions ......................................................................................................................................... 47
 
Railroad Conditions ..................................................................................................................................... 49
 
Planned Improvements ............................................................................................................. 55
 
Future Traffic Estimates ............................................................................................................. 56
 
Short-Term Truck and Rail Forecasts......................................................................................................... 61
 
Mid-Term Truck and Rail Forecasts ........................................................................................................... 64
 
Long-Term Truck and Rail Forecasts ......................................................................................................... 67
 
Policy/Procedural Impacts ........................................................................................................ 70
 
Northern Tier Regional Planning and Development Commission ......................................................... 70
 
PennDOT Districts 3-0 and 4-0 ................................................................................................................. 71
 
Counties .......................................................................................................................................................... 72
 
Municipalities ................................................................................................................................................ 75
 
Safety and Enforcement ............................................................................................................................. 76
 
Gas Industry .................................................................................................................................................. 78
 
Recommendations .................................................................................................................... 79
 
Appendices ............................................................................................................................... 85
 
Appendix A: List of Fractionation Lubricant Chemicals ......................................................................... 86
 
 
 
F
INAL
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EPORT
 
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ARCELLUS
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HALE
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REIGHT
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RANSPORTATION
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TUDY
 
T
ABLES AND
F
IGURES
 
Table 1: 2009 Truck Tonnage From Pennsylvania ..................................................................................... 15
 
Table 2: 2009 Truck Tonnage To Pennsylvania ......................................................................................... 15
 
Table 3: 2009 Rail Tonnage From Pennsylvania ....................................................................................... 16
 
Table 4: 2009 Rail Tonnage To Pennsylvania ............................................................................................ 16
 
Table 5: Northern Tier Marcellus Shale Related Employment Growth from 2007 to 2010 ............. 17
 
Table 6: Number of Wells Permitted by County/Operator .................................................................... 18
 
Table 7: Municipalities with the Greatest Number of Wells Drilled ...................................................... 22
 
Table 8: Use of Flowback Water in the PA Susquehanna River Basin ................................................... 26
 
Table 9: Northern Tier Roadway Mileage by Jurisdiction ....................................................................... 31
 
Table 10: Change in AADT and ADTT in the Northern Tier ..................................................................... 32
 
Table 11: 2007 and 2010 Daily Truck Volume Examples ...................................................................... 34
 
Table 12: PennDOT Posted and Bonded Roadway Mileage .................................................................. 35
 
Table 13: US Route 6 Audit Locations Summary ........................................................................................ 38
 
Table 14: State Bridges > 8 Ft. by County ................................................................................................ 47
 
Table 15: Posted and Closed County-Owned Highway Bridges > 20 Ft. ........................................... 48
 
Table 16: Closed and Posted Municipal-Owned Highway Bridges > 20 Ft. ....................................... 48
 
Table 17: Marcellus Shale Truck Generation Elements ............................................................................. 57
 
Table 18: Number of Wells Permitted and Drilled by County ............................................................... 59
 
Table 19: Estimated Future Marcellus Shale Permits and Wells Drilled ................................................ 60
 
Table 20: Short-Term Daily Trucks for Well Development ...................................................................... 62
 
Table 21: Short-Term Daily Trucks for On-Going Well Maintenance ................................................... 62
 
Table 22: Short-Term Total Daily Trucks...................................................................................................... 63
 
Table 23: Mid-Term Daily Trucks for Well Development ......................................................................... 65
 
Table 24: Mid-Term Daily Trucks for On-Going Well Maintenance...................................................... 65
 
Table 25: Mid-Term Total Daily Trucks ........................................................................................................ 66
 
Table 26: Long-Term Daily Trucks for Well Development ....................................................................... 68
 
Table 27: Long-Term Daily Trucks for On-Going Well Maintenance .................................................... 68
 
Table 28: Long-Term Total Daily Trucks ...................................................................................................... 69
 
Table 29: 2007 vs. 2010 Crash Statistics ................................................................................................... 77
 

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