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Former Manufactured Gas Plants Multi-Site Agreements


UGI Penn Natural Gas MSA

On March 31, 2004, DEP signed a Multi-Site Agreement (MSA) with PG Energy to assess and remediate five former manufactured gas plants (MGP) and six former gas holder, regulator or service center sites. In 2006, PG Energy was purchased by UGI Utilities, Inc. and the company name was changed to UGI Penn Natural Gas (UGI-PNG). The MSA expires on March 31, 2019.

 

UGI Central Penn Gas MSA

On March 27, 1996, DEP and Penn Fuel Gas entered into a Multi-Site Agreement (MSA) to further address environmental conditions at 20 manufactured gas plant (MGP) sites and to complete gas well plugging activities. On April 27, 1995, DEP and Pennsylvania Power and Light Corporation (PPL) entered into a MSA in which 186 MGP, meter regulator and other sites with potential PCB, oil, coal tar and other contamination would be assessed. PPL Corporation acquired Penn Fuel Gas in 1998 and continued to implement the 1995 and 1996 MSAs, as modified in 2002. On February 14, 2005, the 2002 modifications were combined and updated, resulting in a MSA between DEP and PPL Gas, PPL Electric and PPL Generation (formerly PPL).

In December 2004, PPL Corporation's two natural gas distributing subsidiaries merged to form PPL Gas Utilities and on April 18, 2008, the February 14, 2005 MSA between DEP and PPL Gas (formerly Penn Fuel Gas), PPL Electric and PPL Generation was amended to remove PPL Electric and PPL Generation from the MSA. The MSA is scheduled to terminate December 31, 2016. On October 1, 2008, UGI Utilities, Inc. purchased PPL Gas and formed UGI Central Penn Gas, Inc. As part of the purchase, UGI Central Penn Gas assumed responsibility of the PPL Gas portion of the February, 14, 2005 agreement and the April 18, 2008 amendment.