As first reported on Indystar.com, plans were unveiled for an 1,800-mile long ethanol pipeline that will run across the midwest to carry the fuel in the east. The project of POET Ethanol Products and Magellan Midstream Partners estimate that 3.6 million gallons of ethanol a year will be carried by the pipeline from South Dakota to New Jersey.
Bruce Heine, director of government and media affairs for Magellan said, “When we get the loan guarantee, we expect land acquisition and other steps to take about two years, and then construction about two more years.” The project is estimated at $4 billion and will take at least four years to complete.
The part of the pipeline that would cross Indiana would require the acquisition of some property but would largely use the existing route of the Buckeye petroleum pipeline. It would loop around the north side of the Indianapolis metro area. It would angle northeast across Hendricks County, touch the northwest corner of Marion County, angle northeast through Carmel and Hamilton County and then northeast to Jay County into Ohio.