Sunoco’s in Trouble (Again)


Sunoco’s activities in the past few years have been very concerning for many people in the southeast Pennsylvania region. Once completed, Sunoco’s Mariner East 2 Pipeline will transport propane, ethane and butane, (natural gas liquids) from the Marcellus and Utica Shale fields to the Marcus Hook terminal on the Delaware River. For years, Sunoco has promised that the pipeline construction would be performed safely, efficiently and at a minimum disruption to residents in close proximity to the pipeline. However, numerous people throughout the region have been inconvenienced by Sunoco’s activities, have had their personal safety threatened and have experienced a great deal of disruption.

Recently, Sunoco Pipeline L.P., and ETC Northeast Pipeline LLC (ETC), both subsidiaries of Energy Transfer, L.P. (Energy Transfer), were convicted of criminal charges related to their conduct during the construction of two major pipelines in Pennsylvania. This is a step in the right direction for holding Sunoco accountable for its actions. Read more about the charges in the full article.

What are your thoughts on the criminal investigation into Sunoco, and the results of the investigation? Have you been affected by the construction of the pipeline? How else should Sunoco be held accountable?

Scott Bonebrake practices personal injury law in Media, PA, and has been a licensed attorney for 27 years. Please feel free to contact Scott if you have any legal questions. You can reach Scott at 610-892-7700, or at