Xpress Natural Gas executive meeting with concerned Manheim residents

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - The chief administrative officer for Xpress Natural Gas was in Manheim on Wednesday -- and will be again at 2 p.m. Thursday -- to answer questions people may have one on one.

The meetings are at the Manheim Town Hall regarding the proposal to build a facility on Route 167. What XNG does is truck natural gas to commercial users who don't have access to a pipeline.

A noise study has already been done and Seth Berry says that won't be a concern. He wants people to know this operation has nothing to do with hydrofracking.

"I think people have equated what we're doing to what happens in fracking operations," Berry said. "Bringing the gas out of the ground, cleaning it, processing it...that's not what we're doing. The gas we're taking off the pipeline is the same gas that goes into your house."

The project is met with strong opposition. XNG is trying to get a bus trip organized for people to see the operation in Maine.

As it's a four-and-a-half-hour drive, the company is trying to pick a date based on people's schedules. Call the Manheim Town Offices at 315-429-9631 if you're interested.

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