Maryland portion of the Del-Mar Energy Pathway Project Phase 1 extends an existing transmission main pipeline from Commerce Street in Salisbury to Eden (approx. 7 miles) in Wicomico County and continuing along US 13 transportation corridor to the junction of Md-413 (approx. 10 miles) in Somerset County. Anchor customers include the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Eastern Correctional Institution. Additional customers include Princess Anne Industrial Park, Mountaire Farms, & Clean Bay Renewables LLC.

An aerial photo of Somerset Highway

Regional impact

The pipeline extension will diversify the energy landscape by providing an affordable energy alternative for new and existing businesses. Existing primary economic clusters have access to natural gas and are located in the two northern quadrants of the Lower Shore region-Salisbury in the northwest and Ocean City/Berlin in the northeast. The project will extend this energy resource into the southern quadrants of the region -Princess Anne (Somerset) and, with future extensions, Pocomoke City (Worcester). It is envisioned this will result in greater economic resiliency by balancing the distribution of economic clusters in the region.

Additional Details

For more information

Somerset County Economic Development Commission

Danny Thompson, Executive Director

Tri-County Council Economic Development

Greg Padgham, Executive Director