Delmarva Pipeline

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Delmarva Pipeline is a proposed natural gas pipeline in Maryland and Virginia.[1]


The pipeline will run from Rising Sun, Maryland, USA to Accomack, Virginia, USA.[1][2]

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Project Details

  • Owner: H4 Capital Partners LLC
  • Proposed capacity:
  • Length: 305.8 kilometers / 190 miles[3]
  • Diameter: 26 inches[3]
  • Status: Proposed
  • Start Year: 2024[3]


The Delmarva Pipeline is a proposed natural gas pipeline that would run along Maryland's entire eastern shore. Community resistance has been organized through No! Eastern Shores Pipeline, a local activist group.[1] The proposed Delmarva Pipeline, would travel 190 miles from Rising Sun down the Eastern Shore, passing through eight of the Shore's nine counties and substantial amounts of farmland. Local activists have warned that while "the gas industry will surely profit, Maryland will suffer scarred landscapes, air and waterways pollution and risks to local livelihoods."[4]

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has received criticism for his inconsistent energy policies. While he has signed legislation banning fracking in the state, he has publicly supported the Delmarva Pipeline.[4]

In February of 2018, a Maryland Department of the Environment spokesman said that the project is likely to wind up in a lengthy permitting review in Maryland. Maps of the pipeline suggest it will have to cross several rivers that feed into the Chesapeake Bay, and it will encounter wetlands.[5]

Despite strong resistance from local groups, Maryland's Board of Public Works permitted the pipeline to cross three waterways.[6]

The project was expected to be completed in 2021.[7][8] begin operations in 2024.[3]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The Proposed Delmarva Pipeline: Environmental or Economic Justice Concern?, FracTracker, September 6, 2018
  2. National Energy and Petrochemical Map , FracTracker, February 28, 2020
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "Oil pipeline profile: Delmarva gas pipeline, US". Offshore Technology. 21 July, 2023. Retrieved 08 August, 2023. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |access-date= and |date= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Monica O'Connor, Monica O'Connor: Gov. Larry Hogan's support of a Maryland fracking ban camouflages a pro-fracking policy, The Capital Gazette, April 29, 2018
  5. Jeremy Cox, Rural Delmarva may get $1.3B natural gas pipeline, 13 News Now, February 5, 2018
  6. Cox, Jeremy. "Maryland approves gas pipeline, saying switch to total renewable energy will be incremental". Bay Journal. Retrieved 2022-01-11.
  7. "Eastern Shore Pipeline Faces Opposition and Support". WBOC. 19 June, 2018. Retrieved 08 August, 2023. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |access-date= and |date= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. Edelstein, Karen (06 September, 2018). "The proposed Delmarva pipeline: Environmental or Economic Justice concern?". Fractracker. Retrieved 08 August, 2023. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |access-date= and |date= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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