Schools anticipate pipeline revenue in ‘20


By David J. Coehrs - dcoehrs@aimmediamidwest.com



The NEXUS pipeline area west of Swanton, prior to completion.

The NEXUS pipeline area west of Swanton, prior to completion.


Fulton County and its entities are due for paydays next year by two pipeline companies, but the amount received could still change.

In 2020, Texas-based Energy Transfer Partner’s Rover Pipeline is currently expected to pay the county an estimated $7,218,825.84 in public utility personal property tax revenue, and NEXUS Gas Transmission, a product of Texas-based Spectra Energy Partners and Michigan-based DTE Energy, is currently expected to pay an estimated $6,769,145.87 in the same. In both cases, the pipeline money from both pipelines will be divvied up between the county and its school districts, health district, townships, and libraries.

The total estimates of both the Rover and NEXUS 2020 revenue shares for Fulton County are appealable by the companies through Dec. 6, meaning the numbers could drop.

The current estimated revenue payment breakdowns include:

Rover: Fulton County – $1,427,014.55; School districts – Archbold, $1,614,383.38; Evergreen, $1,323,804.13; Fayette, $488,377.44; Pettisville, 1,155,487.02; Wauseon, $50,460.70; Four County JVS, $407,718.44; Townships – Chesterfield, $212,537.36; Dover, $4,910.76; Franklin, $77,231.11; German, $256,980.58; Four County Health District – $135,906.15; Libraries – Archbold, $44,199.41; Evergreen, $12,144.99; Fayette, $6,414.77; Wauseon, $1,254.97.

NEXUS: Fulton County – $1,309, 386.18; School districts – Evergreen, $2,135,022.68; Pike-Delta-York, $573,139.18; Liberty Center, $647,312.28; Swanton, $1,039,685.97; Four County JVS, $301,694.40; Penta County JVS, $55,174.05; Townships – Amboy, $123,409.90; Amboy, including Metamora, $21,224.67; Village of Metamora, $27,132.56; Fulton, $140,853.65; Swancreek, $188,495.76; Four County Health District – $124,703.45; Libraries – Evergreen, $19,587.36; Delta, $19,252.24; Liberty Center, $17,208.71; Swanton, $25,862,84.

Earlier this year, over $3.25 million in public utility personal property tax revenue from the Rover pipeline was received to divide between the county and the appropriate entities. None was received from NEXUS.

The $4.2 billion Rover pipeline transports 3.25 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day from Pennsylvania to its destination in Ontario, Canada. Locally, the pipleline snakes through Chesterfield, Franklin, German, and Dover townships. It was the first pipeline to have a route through Fulton County approved.

The NEXUS pipeline, which travels through 208 miles of Ohio before entering Michigan and, eventually, a final stop at a hub in Ontario, includes 18 miles of pipeline west of County Road 3.

The NEXUS pipeline area west of Swanton, prior to completion.
https://www.fcnews.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/45/2019/10/web1_Nexus-pipeline.jpgThe NEXUS pipeline area west of Swanton, prior to completion.

By David J. Coehrs

dcoehrs@aimmediamidwest.com

Reach David J. Coehrs at 419-335-2010.

Reach David J. Coehrs at 419-335-2010.